CHAPTER 550

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

ELBERT N. CARVEL, 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 4th day of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and Fifty-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 Senator for the people of the said State, in the Senate of the United States for the Constitutional term, to commence on the sixth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and Fifty-three.

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

Alexis I. duPont Bayard 54,955

John J. Williams 64,000

KENT COUNTY

Alexis I. duPont Bayard 9,172

John J. Williams 10,380

SUSSEX COUNTY

Alexis I. duPont Bayard 13,558

John J. Williams 18,640

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 Alexis I. duPont Bayard 77,685

Whole number of votes for John J. Williams 93,020

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby declare that John J. Williams 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 Sixth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and Fifty-three.

GIVEN UNDER MY HAND and the Great Seal of the said State, at Dover, the Thirteenth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and Fifty-two and of the Independence of the said State the one hundred and Seventy-seventh.

(GREAT SEAL)

By the Governor:

ELBERT N. CARVEL

HARRIS B. McDOWELL, JR., Secretary of State.