WHEREAS, the terms of office of Chief Justice Daniel J. Layton and Associate Judge Charles S. Richards will expire on July 2, A. D. 1945; and

WHEREAS, the Constitution of the State of Delaware provides that if vacancies shall occur among the State Judges by expiration of term or otherwise, when the Senate shall not be in session, the Governor shall within thirty days after the happening of any such vacancies convene the Senate for the purpose of confirming his appointments to fill said vacancies.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Walter W. Bacon, Governor of the State of Delaware, in and by virtue of such authority vested in me by the aforesaid Constitution of the State of Delaware, do issue this proclamation convening the Senate of the State of Delaware in Extraordinary Session at Dover, the capital of the said State, on the third day of July, A. D. 1945, at eleven o'clock (eastern war time) to consider and act upon the following business, to wit:

To confirm the appointments which will be made to fill the vacancy in the office of Chief Justice, and in the office of Associate Judge for Sussex County; and

To transact such other executive business as may come before the Senate of the State of Delaware.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Walter W. Bacon, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the said State to be hereunto affixed this fifteenth day of June, in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and forty-five and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and sixty-ninth.


By the Governor:


WILLIAM J. STOREY, Secretary of State.