CHAPTER 234

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

RICHARD C. McMULLEN, 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 8th day of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and thirty-eight that being the Tuesday next after the first Monday in said month, in pursuance of the Constitution and Laws of the State of Delaware, in that behalf, for the election of an Auditor of Accounts of the State of Delaware.

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 said county respectively for such Auditor of Accounts were cast as follows, to wit:

NEW CASTLE COUNTY

 

James W. Wise

30,571

Benjamin I. Shaw

41,056

Charles du Pont Ridgely

84

Merrit Kirk

239

KENT COUNTY

 

James W. Wise

8,061

Benjamin I. Shaw

7,342

Charles du Pont Ridgely

131

Merrit Kirk

55

SUSSEX COUNTY

 

James W. Wise

8,707

Benjamin I. Shaw

11,015

Charles du Pont Ridgely

816

Merrit Kirk

58

AND WHEREAS, The said returns of the election 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 Auditor of Accounts the result appears as follows, to wit:

Whole number of votes for James W. Wise 47,339

Whole number of votes for Benjamin I. Shaw 59,413

Whole number of votes for Charles du Pont Ridgely 1,031

Whole number of votes for Merrit Kirk 352

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Richard C. McMullen, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby declare that Benjamin I. Shaw has received the highest vote at the election aforesaid, and therefore has been and is duly and legally elected the Auditor of Accounts of and for the State of Delaware.

GIVEN UNDER MY HAND and the Great Seal of the said State, at Dover, the sixteenth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred

(Great Seal) and thirty-eight and of the Independence of the said State the one hundred and sixty-third.

By the Governor:

RICHARD C. McMULLEN. CHARLES L. TERRY, JR., Secretary of State.