An Act relating to Arrests in Civil Cases in the State of Delaware.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met, That from and after the passage of this act, it shall not be lawful, at the suit of any non-resident, to arrest and hold to bail on mesne process any person who may be a non-resident of this State at the time of issuing such process against such person or persons, for any debt contracted without the limits of this State. If any such non-resident shall be so arrested, he may apply by petition in writing to any Judge of this State, setting forth his residence and the State in which said debt was contracted, and it shall be the duty of said Judge, on the production of satisfactory proof that the plaintiff was a non-resident at the time of issuing the process, and also that the petitioner is a non-resident of this State, and that the debt on which said petitioner was arrested was not contracted in this State, to discharge said petitioner from custody ; but this act shall not be construed as affecting in any degree the law of attachment.

SECTION 2. Be it further enacted, That "An act relating to arrests in civil cases in the State of Delaware," passed at Dover, March, 3d, 1853, be, and the same is hereby, repealed, made null and void,

Passed at Dover, February 4, 1862.