CHAPTER 388

STATE OF DELAWARE-EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT-PROCLAMATION

WALTER W. BACON

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 5th day of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and forty-six 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 EIGHTIETH 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

James Caleb Boggs 42,728

Philip A. Traynor 33,285

KENT COUNTY

James Caleb Boggs 8,231

Philip A. Traynor 6,478

SUSSEX COUNTY

James Caleb Boggs 12,557

Philip A. Traynor 9,342

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

James Caleb Boggs 63,516

Whole number of votes for

Philip A. Traynor 49,105

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Walter W. Bacon, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby declare that James Caleb Boggs 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 Eightieth Congress of the United States.

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

(GREAT SEAL)

By the Governor:

WALTER W. BACON

WILLIAM J. STOREY, Secretary of State.