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WEDNESDAY, February 16th, 1887-11 o'clock, A. M.

Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

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

Journal read and approved.

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

"An act to amend Chapter 99 of the Revised Statutes."

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

"An act to amend Chapter 192, Volume 17, Laws of Dela

ware."

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

"An act to authorize the Recorder of Deeds of Kent County to procure a new seal of office;"

"An act to incorporate the Greenbank Ice Company, of Marshallton, Delaware;'

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

"An act for the relief of the united School Districts Nos. 44 and 150 in Sussex county;"

"An act to amend Section 7, Chapter 469, Volume 17, Laws of Delaware, entitled, 'An act to establish a Board of Education for South Milford, and to incorporate the same, and for other purposes;'

"An act to continue in force 'An act to incorporate National Lodge, No. 32, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, of St. Georges, Delaware,' passed at Dover, February 19, 1867;"

"An act to lay out a new public road in South Murderkill Hundred;"

"An act to amend Section 5. Chapter 126, Volume 14, Laws of Delaware;"

"An act for laying out a new public road in South Murderkill and Mispillion Hundreds, in Kent County;"

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

"Joint resolution in relation to the proposed canal between Assawaman and Indian River bays;"

"Joint resolution to pay for cleaning the State House;" Also, the House bill entitled,

"An act to incorporate the Gilpin Avenue Club Stable."

Mr. Cooper, Clerk of the House, being admitted, informed the Senate that the House had concurred in the following Senate bills, viz:

"An act to lay out a public road in Kenton Hundred, Kent County and State of Delaware;"

"An act to incorporate the Odd Fellows' Cemetery of Seaford, Delaware;"

"An act to extend the act of incorporation of Hebron Lodge, No. 14, I. O. O. F., of Seaford, Delaware;"

"An act entitled 'An act to revive and renew Friendship Church Cemetery, of Appoquinimink Hundred;"

"An act to divorce Charlotte Hanna and Alfred Hanna from the bonds of matrimony,"

And returned the same to the Senate.

Mr. Cooper, from the Committee on Judiciary, reported back, with favorable recommendation, the House bill entitled,

"An act to confirm and establish the marriage between William A. Dodd and Ella S. Dodd."

Mr. Bacon, from the Committee on Roads and Highways, reported back, with favorable recommendation, the House bill entitled,

"An act authorizing Stansbury C. Matthews to straighten a public road, on his own land, in Broad Creek Hundred, Sussex County."

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

"An act authorizing the School Committee of School District No. 51, Sussex County, to apply money in hand,"

Which, on motion of Mr. Bacon, was read first time.

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 bills and joint resolution, viz:

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'An act to divorce Rachel P. Davidson from her husband John W. Davidson;"

"An act to transfer the farm and mansion of Julia A. Bennett from School District No. 179 to School District No. 72, Sussex County;"

"An act to amend Chapter 62, Volume 15, Part 1, Laws of Delaware;"

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

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

"An act to divorce Mary E. Dill and her husband, Eben Dill, from the bonds of matrimony,'

Was read first time.

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On motion of Mr. Bacon, the Senate bill entitled,

"An act to incorporate Indian Hill Tribe, No. 19, Improved Order of Red Men,'

Was read first time.

On the further motion of Mr. Bacon, Rule 14 was suspended, And, on his further motion, the bill was read a second time by its title,

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

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

"An act to enable School District No. 78, in New Castle County, to raise funds for the purchase of a lot of ground and the erection of a school house thereon,"

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

On motion of Mr. Lewis, the Senate bill entitled,

"An act to authorize the Levy Court of Kent County to reappoint, for an additional term, any Constable in Mispillion Hundred, Kent County,"

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. Cooper, the House bill entitled,

"An act to confirm and establish the marriage between William A. Dodd and Ella S. Dodd,"

Was taken up for consideration,

And, on his further motion, 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.

Mr. Cooper, Clerk of the House, being admitted, presented for the signature of the Speaker of the Senate a duly and correctly enrolled House bill, the same having been signed by the Speaker of the House, viz:

"An act entitled 'A further supplement to an act to incorporate the Masonic Hall Company, of Wilmington, Delaware.'"

On motion of Mr. Cooper, the Senate bill entitled,

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

Was taken up for consideration,

And, on his further motion, 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,

Ordered to the House for concurrence.

Passed the Senate.

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

"An act to vacate part of a public road, in Lewes and Rehoboth Hundred, in Sussex County,"

Was read a second time by its title,

And, on his further motion, was referred to the Committee on Roads and Highways.

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

"An act to divorce Rachel D. Davidson from her husband, John W. Davidson,"

Was read first time.

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

"An act to transfer the farm and mansion of Julia A. Bennett from School District No. 179 to School District No. 72, Sussex County,"

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