CHAPTER 351 - 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 election of a Representative for the people of the said State, in the Seventy-seventh 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

Philip A. Traynor

47,377

George S. Williams

43,813

Royden C. Caulk

1,551

KENT COUNTY

 

Philip A. Traynor

8,688

George S. Williams

8,437

Royden C. Caulk

78

SUSSEX COUNTY

 

Philip A. Traynor

12,140

George S. Williams

12,134

Royden C. Caulk

560

AND WHEREAS, The said returns of the election for the choice of a Representative of and for the said State in the Seventy-Seventh 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 Philip A. Traynor

68,205

Whole number of votes for George S. Williams

64,384

Whole number of votes for Royden C. Caulk

2,189

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Richard C. McMullen, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby declare that Philip A. Traynor 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-Seventh Congress 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.