CHAPTER 500

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 2nd day of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and forty-eight 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 Senator for the people of the said State, in the Senate of the United States for the Constitutional term, to commence on the third day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and forty-nine;

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 Senator were cast as follows, to wit:

NEW CASTLE COUNTY

J. Allen Frear, Jr.

50,575

Clayton Douglass Buck

46,882

Hamilton D. Ware

636

Thomas J. Sard

278

Walter B. Pollard

80

KENT COUNTY

 

J. Allen Frear, Jr.

8,911

Clayton Douglass Buck

8,251

   

Hamilton D. Ware

16

Thomas J. Sard

54

SUSSEX COUNTY

 

J. Allen Frear, Jr.

12,402

Clayton Douglass Buck

13,113

Hamilton D. Ware

29

Thomas J. Sard

135

AND WHEREAS, The said returns of the election for the choice of a Senator of and for the said State in the Senate 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 Senator, the result appears as follows, to wit:

Whole number of votes for J. Allen Frear, Jr. 71,888

Whole number of votes for Clayton Douglass Buck 68,246

Whole number of votes for Hamilton D. Ware 681

Whole number of votes for Thomas J. Sard 467

Whole number of votes for Walter B. Pollard 80

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Walter W. Bacon, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby declare that J. Allen Frear, Jr., has received the highest vote at the election aforesaid, and therefore has been and is duly and legally elected Senator of and for the State of Delaware in the Senate of the United States for the Constitutional term to commence on the third day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and forty-nine.

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 hun-

(GREAT SEAL) dred and forty-eight and of the Independence of the said State the one hundred and seventy-third.