AN ACT declaring "Memorial Day" a legal holiday.

WHEREAS, The thirtieth day of May is now universally recognized throughout the United States as a day which ought to be observed as a "Memorial Occasion," according to the purpose of its institution, so that all may have opportunity to engage in such services as are appropriate to the day, and commemorative of the memories of those who died in the service of their country;

AND WHEREAS, In most of the States, and in the District of Columbia, the day has been declared a holiday by law;

AND WHEREAS, It is eminently proper that similar legislation should be had in this State, therefore,

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

SECTION 1. That the thirtieth day of May in each year, be and the same is hereby declared to be a legal holiday holiday within this State.

SECTION 2. That from and after the passage of this act, payment of all notes, checks, or other instruments negotiable by laws of this State, and becoming payable on the said thirtieth day of May in any year hereafter, shall be deemed to become due and payable on the secular day next preceding that day, 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, and with the like legal effect, 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 instruments legally proceeded with; Provided, that nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to render void any demand, notice or protest made or 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, April 10, 1889.