STATE OF DELAWARE
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 fifty-four, 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-fourth 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
Harris B. McDowell, Jr. 54,076
Lillian I. Martin 46,707
Harris B. McDowell, Jr. 10,091
Lillian I. Martin 6,621
Harris B. McDowell, Jr. 15,034
Lillian I. Martin 11,707
AND WHEREAS, The said returns of the election for the choice of a Representative of and for the said State in the 84th 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 Harris B. McDowell, Jr 79,201
Whole number of votes for Lillian I. Martin 65,035
NOW, THEREFORE, I, J, Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby declare that Harris B. McDowell, Jr. 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-fourth Congress of the United States.
GIVEN UNDER MY HAND and the Great Seal of the said State, at Dover, the tenth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand nine
(Great Seal) hundred and fifty-four and of the Independence of the said State the one hundred and seventy-ninth.
By the Governor:
J. CALEB BOGGS JOHN N. McDOWELL, Secretary of State