An Act authorizing Deputy Sheriffs to administer oaths.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met, That it shall and may be lawful for the respective Sheriffs of the several counties of this State now holding office, or hereafter to be elected, to appoint deputies, who shall have full power and authority to administer oaths in all cases in which, by the laws of this State, an oath is authorized and required to be administered by the Sheriff; and that, in all cases in which the oath is administered by a Deputy now appointed, whose appointment is recorded in the Recorder's Office in and for the county in which the Sheriff and Deputy reside, and in all cases in which the oath shall be administered by an appointed Deputy hereafter made and recorded as aforesaid, the oath so administered, or to be administered, shall be as effectual in law as though it had been done by the Sheriff himself by from whom the appointment issued.

Passed at Dover, January 30, 1862.