CHAPTER 740

PROCLAMATION

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

RUSSELL W. PETERSON

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 7th day of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and seventy-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 third day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and Seventy-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 he votes in the said counties respectively for such Senator were cast as follows, to wit:

NEW CASTLE COUNTY

Joseph R. Biden 85,017

J. Caleb Boggs 83,273

Henry M. Majka 532

Herbert B. Wood I33

KENT COUNTY

Joseph R. Biden 14,598

J. Caleb Boggs 13,121

Henry M. Majka 140

Herbert B. Wood 21

SUSSEX COUNTY

J. Caleb Boggs 16,450

Joseph R. Biden 16,391

Henry M. Majka 131

Herbert B. Wood 21

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 results appears as follows, to wit:

Whole number of votes for

Joseph R. Biden 116,006

Whole number of votes for

J. Caleb Boggs 112,844

Whole numbers of votes for

Henry M. Majka 803

Whole number of votes for

Herbert W. Wood 175

NOW, THEREFORE, I, RUSSELL W. PETERSON, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby declare that Joseph R. Biden 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 third day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and Seventy-three.

GIVEN UNDER MY HAND and the Great Seal of the said State, at Dover, the Twenty-first day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand nine

(GREAT SEAL) hundred and 72 and of the Independence of the
said State the one hundred and Ninety-seventh.

RUSSELL W. PETERSON, Governor

WALTON H. SIMPSON, Secretary of State