CHAPTER 237

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 of the United States and the Constitution and Laws of the State of Delaware, in that behalf, for the election of a Representative for the people of the said State, in the Seventy-sixth Congress of the United States.

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 Representative were cast as follows, to wit:

NEW CASTLE COUNTY

William F. Allen

30,577

George S. Williams

41,303

 

William J. Highfield

359

KENT COUNTY

 

William F. Allen

7,980

George S. Williams

7,600

William J. Highfield

64

Ralph L. Brown

56

SUSSEX COUNTY

William F. Allen

8,432

George S. Williams

11,758

William J. Highfield

393

Ralph L. Brown

49

AND WHEREAS, The said returns of the election for the choice of Representative of and for the said State in the Seventy-sixth Congress 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 Representative, the result appears as follows, to wit:

Whole number of votes for William F. Allen

46,989

Whole number of votes for George S. Williams

60,661

Whole number of votes for William J. Highfield

816

Whole number of votes for Ralph L. Brown

105

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Richard C. McMullen, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby declare that George S. Williams has received the highest vote at the election aforesaid, and therefore has been and is duly and legally elected the Representative of and for the State of Delaware in the Seventy-sixth Congress of the United States.

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.