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It was decided in the affirmative, and the bill, having received the required majority,

Passed the Senate. Ordered that the House be informed thereof, and the bill returned to that body.

On motion of Mr. McWhorter, the House bill entitled,

"An act to divorce Bevins M. Cain from the bonds of matrimony with his wife, Alice Cain,'

Was taken up for consideration,

And, on his further motion, the bill was read a third time, by paragraphs, in order to pass the Senate.

On the question, “Shall this bill pass the Senate?”

It was decided in the affirmative, and the bill, having received the required majority,

Passed the Senate. Ordered that the House be informed thereof and the bill returned to that body.

On motion of Mr. McWhorter, the House bill entitled,

"An act to authorize the Mayor and Council of New Castle to borrow five thousand dollars for the purpose of buying a steam fire engine, &c.,"

Was read a second time by its title,

And, on his further motion, was referred to the Committee on Cities and Towns.

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Mr. Ferguson, in pursuance of previous notice, asked, and, on motion of Mr. McWhorter, obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled,

"An act in relation to the exemption from execution process of certain personal property

Which, on motion of Mr. Ferguson, was read,

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And, on his further motion, Rule 14 was suspended as to this bill,

And further, on his motion, the bill was read a second time by its title,

And, on his further motion, referred to the Committee on Revised Statutes.

Mr. Cooper, from the Committee on Education, to whom was referred the petition of Walter Ford, praying that his property might be transferred from School District No. 65 to District No. 69, in New Castle County, reported, with favorable recommendation, a bill entitled,

"An act to transfer the property of Walter Ford from School District No. 65 to District No. 69, in New Castle County,"

Which, on his motion, was read.

Mr. Crossan, from the Committee on Enrolled Bills, reported, as duly and correctly enrolled, and ready for the signature of the Speaker of the Senate, the following Senate bill and Senate joint resolutions, viz:

"An act authorizing A. G. Deakyne to erect a gate across the public road;"

"Joint resolution in relation to the State Library;"

“Joint resolution in relation to the disposal of the certificates of the election of Governor."

Mr. Crossan, from the Committee on Enrolled Bills, reported as duly and correctly enrolled the following House bills and House joint resolution, the same having been signed by the Speaker of the House, and presented the same for the signature of the Speaker of the Senate, viz :

"An act to define the meaning of a bona fide citizen of this State, so far as the words appear in the fish laws of this State;"'

"An act to incorporate the Combs Coal and Lumber Company;'

“Joint resolution appointing a joint committee of two on the

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part of the Senate and three on the part of the House, to settle with the State Treasurer, Auditor of Accounts, Secretary of State, and Clerks of the Senate and House of Representatives."

Mr. Cooper gave notice that, on to-morrow or some future day, he would ask leave to introduce sundry bills, entitled as follows, viz:

"An act to amend 'An act for the suppression of intemperance,' passed at Dover, April 5th, 1881;"

"An act to repeal the supplement to the act entitled, 'An act for the suppression of intemperance,' passed April 8th, 1881."

Mr. Dorman offered a joint resolution entitled,

“Joint resolution authorizing the State Treasurer to pay Charles H. Richards a claim,

Which, on his motion, was read,
And, on his further motion, was

Adopted. Ordered to the House for concurrence.

Mr. Dorman, from the Committee on Claims, reported favorably the claim of Vernon & Sons, against the State, for printing.

Mr. Crossan gave notice that, on to-morrow or some future day, he would ask leave to introduce sundry bills, entitled as follows, viz:

“An act to amend Chapter 513, Vol. 12, Laws of Delaware;"' An act to amend Chapter 384, Vol. 16, Laws of Delaware." On motion, the Senate adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, February 9th, 1887–11 o'clock, A. M.

Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
Prayer by the Chaplain.

Roll called-Members present-Messrs. Bacon, Cooper, Crossan, Dorman, Ferguson, Lewis, Martin, McWhorter, and Mr. Speaker.

Journal read and approved.

Mr. Ferguson presented a petition from Owen Crowly, praying the Legislature to take some action in reference to the impounding of estrays,

Which, on his motion, was read,

And, on his further motion, was referred to the Committee on Revised Statutes.

Mr. Ferguson gave notice that, on to-morrow or some future day, he would ask leave to introduce, a bill entitled,

"An act to change and straighten a part of a public road in Blackbird Hundred, New Castle County.

Mr. Lewis, in pursuance of previous notice, asked, and, on motion of Mr. Ferguson, obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled,

“A supplement to an act entitled, 'An act to allow the Commissioners of the Town of Smyrna to issue bonds,' passed at Dover, March 16th, 1885,

Which, on motion of Mr. Lewis, was read,

And, on his further motion, Rule 14 was suspended as to this bill,

And further, on his motion, the bill was read a second time by its title,

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And, on his further motion, was referred to the Committee on Cities and Towns.

Mr. Cooper, Clerk of the House, being admitted, informed the Senate that the House had passed and asked the concurrence of the Senate in the following House bill and joint resolutions, viz:

"An act to amend Chapter 407 of the 13th Volume of the Laws of Delaware;"

"Joint resolution in relation to the Minutes of Council;"

"Joint resolution in relation to the price of the Minutes of . Council;"

"Joint resolution donating a copy of the Minutes of Council to Delaware College."

On motion of Mr. McWhorter, the Senate bill entitled, "An act to amend Chapter 29 of Volume 17 of the Laws of Delaware, in relation to the election of Assessors and Inspectors,"

Was read a second time by its title,

And, on his further motion, was referred to the Committee on Revised Statutes.

On motion of Mr. Dorman, the House bill entitled,

"An act for the relief of School District No. 66, in Sussex County,”

Was read a second time by its title,

And, on his further motion, was referred to the Committee on Education.

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Mr. Martin gave notice that, on to-morrow or some future day, he would ask leave to introduce a bill entitled,

"An act to amend Section 15, Chapter 9 of the Revised Statutes.

On motion of Mr. Ferguson, the House bill entitled,

"An act to authorize the Commissioners of the Town of Middletown to borrow money to erect water works,”'

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