CHAPTER 313 - STATE OF DELAWARE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT PROCLAMATION

C. D. BUCK, Governor of the said State

TO ALL PERSONS TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME, GREETING:

WHEREAS, An election was held in the State of Delaware, on Tuesday, the 3rd day of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and thirty-six that being the Tuesday next after the first Monday in said month, in pursuance of the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution and Laws of the State of Delaware, in that behalf, for the election of a Senator for the people of the said State, in the Senate of the United States for the Constitutional term, to commence on the third day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and thirty-seven.

AND WHEREAS, The official certificates or returns, of the said election, held in the several counties of the said State, having been duly received and examined by the Governor, it appears from them that the votes in the said counties respectively for such Senator were cast as follows, to wit:

NEW CASTLE COUNTY

James H. Hughes

45,717

Daniel 0. Hastings

35,894

Charles W. Perry

129

Robert G. Houston

3,321

William V. P. Davidatis

40

KENT COUNTY

 

James H. Hughes

9,323

   

Daniel O. Hastings

Charles W. Perry

6,656

20

Robert G. Houston

887

William V. P. Davidatis

6

SUSSEX COUNTY

 

James H. Hughes

12,096

Daniel 0. Hastings

9,910

Charles W. Perry

34

Robert G. Houston

2,689

William V. P. Davidatis

7

AND WHEREAS, The said returns of the election for the choice of a Senator of and for the said State in the Senate of the United States, as aforesaid, duly made out, signed and executed, having been duly delivered to the Governor by the Superior Court of said counties, and the Governor having examined said returns as aforesaid, and enumerated and ascertained the number of votes for each and every candidate or person voted for, for such Senator, the result appears as follows, to wit:

Whole number of votes for James H. Hughes 67,136

Whole number of votes for Daniel O. Hastings 52,460

Whole number of votes for Charles W. Perry 183

Whole number of votes for Robert G. Houston 6,897

Whole number of votes for William V. P. Davidatis 53

NOW, THEREFORE, I, C. D. BUCK, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby declare that James H. Hughes has received the highest vote at the election aforesaid, and therefore has been and is duly and legally elected Senator of and for the State of Delaware in the Senate of the United States for the Constitutional term to commence on the third day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and thirty-seven.

GIVEN UNDER MY HAND and the Great Seal of the said State, at Dover, the 12th day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and thirty-six and of the Independence of the said State the one hundred and sixty-first.

(Great Seal)

By the Governor:

C. D. BUCK.

W. D. SMITH, Secretary of State.