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Commissioners, and the clerk of the said commissioners, who shall not
be present during the arrangement of said slips, shall then draw out of
said box, said names; the first name drawn shall serve one year, the next
two drawn shall serve three years from the date of their appointment, and
until their successors are appointed and qualify. The County Commis-
sioners shall thereafter appoint the successors to said trustees each for
term of three years, as their terms respectively expire.
P. L. L., 1888, Art. 15, sec. 3. 1860, Art. 14, sec. 3.
3. The clerk of the county commissioners shall, within five days after
such appointment, make out and deliver to the sheriff of said county a
certificate of the appointment of each of the said trustees, endorsing one
of said certificates for each of them, respectively; and the said sheriff
shall, within six days thereafter, deliver one of said certificates to each
person so appointed.
P. L. L., 1888, Art. 15, sec. 4. 1860, Art. 14, sec. 4.
4. The said trustees shall, under the penalty of twenty-five dollars each,
accept said office, and shall meet on the second Monday of April then next
ensuing, at the almshouse of said county, unless prevented by sickness
or other unavoidable accident, and in such case as soon thereafter as the
disability shall be removed, and qualify as trustee, by taking the follow-
ing oath, to wit: "I, A. B., do swear that I will duly and faithfully dis-
charge the duties and trusts committed to me as trustee of the poor of
Kent county, to the best of my skill and knowledge, so help me God";
which oath may be administered by any one of the three trustees to the
others, any one of whom being sworn, shall administer the same to him.
P. L. L., 1888, Art. 15, sec. 5. 1860, Art. 14, sec. 5.
5. No member of the general assembly, clergyman, attorney or prac-
tising physician, shall be obliged to accept or be liable to the said penalty
for refusing to accept the office of trustee of the poor; and no justice of
the peace or sheriff, or any one who has not the qualification to be a mem-
ber of the general assembly, shall be eligible as a trustee; and no person
shall be compellable to serve in less than three years after ,he has served
or paid the penalty for not serving.
P. L. L., 1888, Art. 15, sec. 6. 1860, Art. 14, sec. 6.
6. The county commissioners shall fill any vacancy occasioned by non-
acceptance, death, resignation, removal out of the county, or other dis-
qualification of any of the said trustees, at their next meeting thereafter.
P. L. L., 1888, Art. 15, sec. 7. 1860, Art. 14, sec. 7.
7. The trustees so appointed and qualified and their successors are a
corporation, with power to sue and be sued, by the name of "the trustees
of the poor of Kent county," and by that name may take, hold, possess
and enjoy any gift, donation or present which may be given, devised or