AN ACT concerning the payment of promissory notes, checks; and bills of exchange.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware, in General Assembly met, as follows:

Section 1. From and after the passage of this act, payment of all notes, checks or other instruments negotiable by the laws of this State, and becoming payable on Christmas day, or the fourth day of July, shall be deemed to become due on the secular day next preceding the afore mentioned days respectively; on which said secular days, demand of payment may be made, and in case of non-payment or dishonor of the same, protest may be made and notice given in the same manner as if such note, check, bill of exchange, or other instrument, fell due on the day of such demand, and the rights and liabilities of all parties concerned therein, shall be the same as in other cases of like instuments legally proceeded with: Provided that nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to render void any demand, notice, or protest made or as given, as heretofore at the option of the holder, nor shall the same be so construed as to vary the rights or liabilities of the parties to any such instruments heretofore executed.

Passed at Dover, February 10, 1855.