AN ACT for the protection of live stock, in the State of Delaware.

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

SECTION 1. That from and after the passage of this act, it shall not be lawful for any person or persons, to bring or have brought into the State of Delaware, any Texas or Cherokee cattle into cattle, except said cattle be slaughtered.

SECTION 2. Any person or persons violating the provisions of this act, shall be liable to a penalty of twenty (20) dollars and costs, for each and every head of said cattle brought into the State.

SECTION 3. One half of all penalties, incurred under this act, shall belong to the informer, and be for the use of any one who may sue for the same, in his own name ; the other half to be paid to the. State Treasurer, for State purposes, to be recovered the same as any other debt, before a justice of the peace. The justice of the peace, constable or sheriff shall be entitled to the same fees as the law now sets forth.

Passed at Dover, March 20, 1877.