AN ACT to provide for the arrest of persons violating the laws of this State, and to appropriate money to pay for such arrests.

SECTION I. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met, That the Governor of this State be and he is hereby authorized, whenever he is satisfied that the laws of this State have been violated, and it is necessary for the purpose of securing the arrest of the persons offending that a reward should be offered for the arrest and delivery in a jail of this State of such persons, to issue his proclamation, offering such reward as in the opinion of himself and the Attorney General is proper for such arrests and delivery, and upon the arrest and delivery, mine the amount so offered shall be paid upon a warrant drawn by How paid. the Governor on the State Treasurer in favor of the persons certified by the Attorney General to be entitled thereto, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Provided such reward shall not exceed the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars in cases of felonies and not capital, and not exceed the sum of five hundred dollars in capital felonies, and provided further, that no reward shall be paid to any officer who shall arrest such person in the regular discharge of his duty by virtue of process in his hands to be executed, nor to any person who has arrested the offender previous to the publication of the reward.

Passed at Dover, March 19, 1877.