SETTLEMENT OF PERSONAL ESTATES. DEPOSITS OF DECEDENTS.
AN ACT to Amend Chapter 98 of the Revised Code of the State of Delaware by Repealing 3381 Section 48 thereof and inserting In lieu thereof a new section in reference to Deposits of Decedents.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in. General Assembly met:
Section 1. That Chapter 98 of the Revised Code be and the same is hereby amended by repealing 3381. Sec. 48 thereof and substituting in lieu thereof a new section to be styled "3381. Sec. 48."
3381. Sec. 48. DEPOSITS OF DECEDENTS; PAYABLE WITHOUT LETTERS UPON ESTATES OF; WHEN; To WHOM; LIMIT OF AMOUNT; SUCH PAYMENT A FULL DISCHARGE: It shall be lawful for any Bank or individual banker, Trust Company, Savings Bank or Savings Society in this State, having on deposit to the individual credit of any deceased person, a sum of money not exceeding seventy-five dollars, to pay at any time, not less than fifteen days after the death of such person, such sum of money so on deposit to the wife, husband, children, father, mother, sister or brother (preference being given in the order named) of such deceased person, without requiring letters of administration to be issued upon the estate of such deceased person. The payment of such sum of money, in accordance with the above provisions, shall be a full discharge and release to such Bank, Trust Company or Savings Bank for the amount of the deposit so paid.