STATE .OF DELAWARE
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 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
James W. W. Baker 50,494
Ford M. Warrington 46,705
James W. W. Baker 8,622
Ford M. Warrington 8,401
James W. W. Baker 12,256
Ford M. Warrington 13,270
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 James W. W. Baker 71,372
Whole number of votes for Ford M. Warrington 68,376
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Walter W. Bacon, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby declare that James W. W. Baker has received the highest vote at the election aforesaid, and therefore has been and is duly and legally elected 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 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.
By the Governor:
WALTER W. BACON
WILLIAM J. STOREY, Secretary of State.