Proclamation of Governor John Eager Howard announcing the election of the electors of the state of Maryland
BY HIS EXCELLENCY
JOHN EAGER HOWARD, Esquire,
GOVERNOR of the STATE of MARYLAND,
WHEREAS the general assembly did, by an act passed at their late session, entitled, An act directing the time, places and manner, of holding elections for representatives of this state in the congress of the United States, and for appointing electors on the part of this state for choosing a president and vice-president of the United States, and for regulation of the said elections, direct, that the governor and council, after having received the returns, papers and instruments, containing the number of votes for each candidate for representatives of this state in the congress of the United States, and for electors on the part of this state for choosing a president and vice-president of the United States, should enumerate and ascertain the numbers of votes for each and every candidate and person chosen as representatives or electors respectively, and, by proclamation dispersed through the state, declare the names of the six persons duly elected as representatives, and the names of the eight persons duly elected as electors. We, in persuance of the directions of the said act, do, by this our proclamation, declare, that, by the returns made to us, it appears, that the Honourable JOSHUA SENEY, DANIEL CARROLL, BENJAMIN CONTEE, GEORGE GALE, WILLIAM SMITH and MICHAEL JENIFER STONE, Esquires, are duly elected representatives of this state in the congress of the United States; and, that the Honourable JOHN ROGERS, GEORGE PLATER, WILLIAM TILGHMAN, ALEXANDER CONTEE HANSON, Doctor PHILIP THOMAS, ROBERT SMITH, WILLIAM RICHARDSON and WILLIAM MATTHEWS, Esquires, are duly elected electors on the part of this state for choosing a president and vice-president of the United States.
GIVEN in council, at city of Annapolis, under the seal of the state of Maryland, this twenty-first day of January, seventeen hundred and eighty-nine.
J. E. HOWARD.
By his Excellency's Command,
T. Johnson, jun. Secretary.
GOD SAVE THE STATE.