STATE OF DELAWARE
J. CALEB BOGGS
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 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
Clifford E. Hall 54,233
T. Edgar Townsend, Jr. 46,542
Clifford E. Hall 9,939
T. Edgar Townsend, Jr. 6,821
Clifford E. Hall 14,974
T. Edgar Townsend, Jr. 11,795
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 Clifford E. Hall 79,146
Whole number of votes for T. Edgar Townsend, Jr. 65,158
NOW, 'THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby declare that Clifford E. Hall has received the highest vote at the election aforesaid, and therefore has been and is duly and legally elected the 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 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