CHAPTER 353 - 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 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

Harrison M. Manning

46,258

Benjamin I. Shaw

44,687

Christopher C. Murray

1,553

KENT COUNTY

 

Harrison M. Manning

8,491

Benjamin I. Shaw

8,622

Christopher C. Murray

69

SUSSEX COUNTY

 

Harrison M. Manning

12,699

Benjamin I. Shaw

11,572

Christopher C. Murray

519

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 Harrison M. Manning 67,448

Whole number of votes for Benjamin I. Shaw 64,881

Whole number of votes for Christopher C. Murray 2,141

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Richard C. McMullen, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby declare that Harrison M. Manning 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 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.