A SUPPLEMENT to the act entitled "An Act relating to arrests in civil actions:"

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

SECTION 1. That the act entitled "An act relating to arrests in civil actions" passed March 3, 1875, be, and the same is hereby amended by adding to the same the following, to wit:

Section 2. That the superior Court in term time or any Judge in vacation, upon the petition of any person arrested, and reasonable notice in writing to the party in whose favor the process issued, his attorney or agent, shall investigate the allegations contained in any affidavit made and filed under the foregoing section, that the defendant has absconded or is about to abscond from the place of his usual abode, and the allegations and specifications of fraud contained in such affidavit, and if upon such investigation, the court or judge shall consider that there was not or is not sufficient cause for the arrest, the person arrested

shall be discharged, and the plaintiff shall pay the costs. The court or judge shall have power to make and enforce all necessary and proper orders in the premises.

Passed at Dover, March, 15, 1881.