CHAPTER 889

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

RUSSELL W. PETERSON

GOVERNOR OF THE SAID STATE

To all Persons to whom these Pre sents shall come, Greeting:

WHEREAS, an election was held in the State of Delaware, on Tuesday, the third day of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and seventy 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 La ws of the State of Delaware, in that behalf, for the election of a Sena tor for the people of the said State, in the Senate of the United States for the Constitutional term, to commence on the third day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and seventy-one.

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

Jacob W. Zimmerman 44,348

William V. Roth, Jr. 68,915

Donald G. Gies 1,166

KENT COUNTY

Jacob W. Zimmerman 9,447

William V. Roth, Jr. 10,835

Donald G. Gies 190

Samuel Shipley 1

SUSSEX COUNTY

Jacob W. Zimmerman 10,945

William V. Roth, Jr. 15,229

Donald G. Gies 364

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 Jacob W. Zimmerman 64.740

Whole number of votes for William V. Roth, Jr. 94.979

Whole number of votes for Donal G. Gies 1,720

Whole number of votes for Samuel Shipley 1

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Russell W. Peterson, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby declare that William V. Roth, Jr. 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 Con stitutional term to commence on the third day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and seventy-one.

GIVEN UNDER MY HAND and the Great Seal of the said State, at Dover, the twenty-seventh day of Novem ber in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and seventy, and of the Independence of the said State the one hundred and ninety-fifth.

(GREAT SEAL)

RUSSELL W. PETERSON

By the Governor:

EUGENE BUNTING , Secretary of State.