CHAPTER 501

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 Representative for the people of the said State, in the Eighty-first 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

48,528

J. Carl McGuigan

48,893

Edward C. Graham

211

LeRoy B. Jones

100

KENT COUNTY

 

James Caleb Boggs

9,034

J. Carl McGuigan

8,065

Edward C. Graham

60

SUSSEX COUNTY

James Caleb Boggs

13,565

J. Carl McGuigan

11,951

Edward C. Graham

128

AND WHEREAS, The said return of the election for the choice of a Representative of and for the said State in the 81st 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 return 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

71,127

Whole number of votes for J. Carl McGuigan

68,909

Whole number of votes for Edward C. Graham

399

Whole number of votes for LeRoy B. Jones

100

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 Eighty-first 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

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