CHAPTER 349 - 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 fifth day of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and forty 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 purpose of choosing by ballot three Electors for the election of a

PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT 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 Electors, were cast as follows, to wit:

NEW CASTLE COUNTY

Henry T. Graham

52,167

John B. Hutton

51,376

J. Reese White

51,279

Clayton Douglass Buck

41,508

Willis C. Jenkins

41,176

Harry V. Lyons

41,203

Charles A. Kirk

120

Elizabeth M. Bringhurst

103

Alfred Dahling

159

Louise Tawresey

Miles Barber

Charles W. Perry

KENT COUNTY

97

102

95

Henry T. Graham

9,226

John B. Hutton

9,161

J. Reese White

9,149

Clayton Douglass Buck

8,079

Willis C. Jenkins

8,024

Harry V. Lyons

8,038

Charles A. Kirk

46

Elizabeth M. Bringhurst

44

Alfred Dahling

42

Louise Tawresey

6

Miles Barber

6

Charles W. Perry

6

SUSSEX COUNTY.

Henry T. Graham

13,206

John B. Hutton

13,021

J. Reese White

12,996

Clayton Douglass Buck

11,853

Willis C. Jenkins

11,738

Harry V. Lyons

11,730

Charles A. Kirk

21

Elizabeth M. Bringhurst

20

Alfred Dahling

19

Louise Tawresey

7

Miles Barber

7

Charles W. Perry

7

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 Electors, the result appears as follows, to wit:

Whole number of votes for Henry T. Graham 74,599

Whole number of votes for John B. Hutton 73,521

Whole number of votes for J. Reese White 73,424

Whole number of votes for Clayton Douglass Buck 61,440

Whole number of votes for Willis C. Jenkins 60,938

Whole number of votes for Harry V. Lyons 60,971

Whole number of votes for Charles A. Kirk 187

Whole number of votes for Elizabeth M. Bringhurst 167

Whole number of votes for Alfred Dahling 220

Whole number of votes for Louise Tawresey 110

Whole number of votes for Miles Barber 115

Whole number of votes for Charles W. Perry 108

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Richard C. McMullen, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby declare that Henry T. Graham, John B. Hutton, and J. Reese White have received the highest vote at the election aforesaid, and therefore have been and are duly and legally elected Electors for the election of a President and Vice President of the United States.

GIVEN UNDER MY HAND and the Great Seal of the said State, at Dover, the twenty-fifth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and forty and of the Independence of the said State the one hundred and sixty-fifth.

(GREAT SEAL)

By the Governor:

RICHARD C. McMULLEN

JOSIAH MARVEL, JR., Secretary of State.