CHAPTER 741

PROCLAMATION

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

RUSSELL W. PETERSON

GOVERNOR OF 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 and Laws of the State of Delaware, in that behalf, for the election of a State Auditor 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 State Auditor were cast as follows, to wit:

NEW CASTLE COUNTY

F. Earl McGinnes, Jr. 79,599

George W. Cripps 77,487

Arthur McKinney 886

Herman Wollaston 277

KENT COUNTY

George W. Cripps 13,410

F. Earl McGinnes, Jr. 13,259

Arthur McKinney 276

Herman Wollaston 28

SUSSEX COUNTY

George W. Cripps 15,996

F. Earl McGinnes, Jr. 15,036

Arthur McKinney 230

Herman Wollaston 35

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, such State Auditor the result appears as follows, to wit:

Whole number of votes for

F. Earl McGinnes, Jr. 107,894

Whole number of votes for

George W. Cripps 106,893

Whole number of votes for

Arthur McKinney 1,392

Whole number of votes for

Herman Wollaston 340

NOW, THEREFORE, I, RUSSELL W. PETERSON, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby declare that F. Earl McGinnes, Jr. has received the highest vote at the election aforesaid, and therefore has been and is duly and legally elected the State Auditor of and for the State of Delaware.

GIVEN UNDER MY HAND and the Great Seal of the said State, at Dover, the 21st day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and

(GREAT SEAL) Seventy-two and of the independence of the said
State the one hundred and Ninety-seventh.

RUSSELL W. PETERSON, Governor

WALTON H. SIMPSON, Secretary of State