Ratification of the Constitution by the states: Delaware. Microform supplement
The Delaware General Assembly, 24 October-10 November 1787, pp. 111-150
114 as possible, (if any Election has been made,) that the business of this State, may be Transacted with the utmost strenth Harmony and expedition' [Writ Summoning Sheriff of Sussex County] [SEAL] "The Delaware State The Honorable Thomas Rodney, Esquire, Speaker of The Honorable The House of Assembly of the said State, "To Joseph Harper, Sergeant at Arms, or his Deputy. tYou are hereby strictly commanded, in pursuance of a Resolution of the said House of Assembly, of this Day, that you summon Peter Fretwell Wright, Esquire, Sheriff of the County of Sussex, or other returning Officer of the said County, to appear before the said House of Assembly forthwith, to shew cause why he hath neglected to certify to the sd. House, whether the annual Election for Representatives hath been held for the said County as prescribed by the Laws and Constitution of the said State; and if an Election hath been held, why he hath neglected to certify the Indentures or Returns of the said General Election to the said House: Hereof fail not at your Peril. Given under the Hand and Seal of the Speaker afsd., at Dover this 25th Day of October A.D. 17872.
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