CHAPTER 274

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

TO ALL PERSONS TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME, GREETING:

WHEREAS, An election was held in the State of Delaware, on Tuesday, the 3rd day of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and forty-two 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-eighth 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

Earle D. Willey

Philip A. Traynor

Charles A. Kirk

29,326
25,871
359

KENT COUNTY

 

Earle D. Willey

6,918

Philip A. Traynor

5,178

Charles A. Kirk

86

SUSSEX COUNTY

 

Earle D. Willey

9,132

Philip A. Traynor

7,742

Charles A. Kirk

114

AND WHEREAS, The said returns of the election for the choice of a Representative of and for the said State in the Seventy-eighth 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

Earle D. Willey 45,376

Whole number of votes for

Philip A. Traynor 38,791

Whole number of votes for

Charles A. Kirk 559

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Walter W. Bacon, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby declare that Earle D. Willey 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-eighth Congress of the United States.

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

(GREAT SEAL) and forty-two and of the Independence of the said State the one hundred and sixty-seventh.

By the Governor:

WALTER W. BACON EARLE D. WILLEY, Secretary of State.