Delaware General Assembly




WHEREAS, a provision of Section 16 of Article 3 of the Constitution of the State of Delaware authorizes and empowers the Governor of the State to convene the General Assembly under extraordinary occasions by proclamation; and

WHEREAS, House Substitute Number 1 for House Bill Number 471, entitled "An Act to Amend Chapter 274, Volume 45, Laws of Delaware, as Amended by Chapter 193, Volume 46, Laws of Delaware, In Respect to the Acquisition by the State Highway Department of any Ferry or Ferries in Operation Across the Delaware River," which was passed by the 116th General Assembly and approved by the Governor on May 3, 1951, specifies that in the event the State Highway Department was unable to acquire such ferry or ferries by purchase, it was to institute condemnation proceedings for the acquisition of any such ferry or ferries. The Act further states that the amount of damages ascertained in any such condemnation proceedings may be paid or tendered by the Department to the person or persons entitled to the same within four months after the same shall have been finally ascertained, and that upon the final ascertainment of such amount of damages, the General Assembly should be convened in special session for the consideration of the issuance of additional revenue bonds to provide for payment thereof under the provisions of the Act of Assembly of April 19, 1945, being Chapter 275, Volume 45, Laws of Delaware; and

WHEREAS, the Condemnation Commission has been duly appointed by the Court and has determined a purchase price for such ferry or ferries, and the determination of this Commission has not been appealed by either the State Highway Commission or the owners of the ferry or ferries within the legal time set by law; and

WHEREAS, it is my considered opinion that legislation should be authorized to increase the salaries of teachers and professional educators in our State;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, by virtue of the authority vested in me, do hereby proclaim the following:

That the 116th General Assembly of the State of Delaware shall convene at Dover, the Capital of the State of Delaware, on Monday, the 10th day of December, A. D. 1951, at 11 o'clock A. M. Eastern Standard Time, to consider and act upon certain matters hereinafter set forth, which are of great concern to the people of our State:

3. To consider legislation for the issuance of additional revenue bonds by the Delaware Memorial Bridge to provide for the acquisition of any ferry or ferries in the vicinity of said Bridge in operation across the Delaware River;

4. To consider legislation which would increase the salaries of teachers and professional educators throughout the State;

5. The confirmation of officials appointed by the Governor since the adjournment of the last session of the Senate.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Delaware to be hereunto affixed at Dover, this Twenty-ninth day of November, in the Year of Our Lord, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty-one, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the One Hundred and Seventy-sixth.


By the Governor:


HARRIS B. McDOWELL, Jr., Secretary of State.