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Ratification of the Constitution by the states: Delaware. Microform supplement

The Delaware General Assembly, 24 October-10 November 1787,   pp. 111-150

Page 113

Whereupon it was Resolved, That Mr. Speaker issue his
Summons for the Sheriff of the County of Sussex, or other
returning Officer of the said County, to appear before this
House, forthwith, to shew cause why he hath neglected to
certify to this House, whether the annual Election for
Representatives hath been held for the said County, as
prescribed by the Laws and Constitution; and if an Election
hath been held, why he hath neglected to certify the Indenture
or Return thereof to this House.
[Draft Report on Sussex Election]
dThe Committee of Elections & Priviledges, from the
nature of their appointment, beg leave to report, that there
is no return made, of the Members Elected to Serve as
Representatives in Assembly, from one County of this State,
and as business, of the Utmost consequence to the happiness,
prosperity and existance of this State, is now depending
before the House; they suggest, the necessity, of conducting
the business of the State in such manner, as would be most
conducive to Unanimity and Concord--Therefore conceive it
necessary that an enquiry should be made, why the returns
of the Representatives for the County of Sussex have not
came forward, or to fall upon some Measure, to compell the
Sheriff of that County, to make his returns as speedily

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