CHAPTER 298 - STATE OF DELAWARE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT PROCLAMATION

The early settlers upon our shores, beset by hardships and perils, not only asked Divine protection and guidance, but also gave devout thanks for the limited comforts they enjoyed. The blessings of peace and security, of national resources and social vision, have so increased that each year, when the fruits of the earth have been gathered in, the Nation and State have turned to the Divine Providence with renewed expressions of gratitude. The annual harvest-home festival is one of the high-lights in the American scene.

In keeping with this worthy tradition, I, C. D. Buck, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the day appointed by the President of the United States

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER THE TWENTY-EIGHTH, NINETEEN HUNDRED AND THIRTY-FIVE AS

THANKSGIVING DAY

and invite the citizens of our Commonwealth to observe the day in such manner as will show forth our sense of the Divine favor and our desire to give sincere obedience to those moral laws upon which we base our hopes for even greater security and progress in the years to come.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I, C. D. Buck, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the said State to be hereunto affixed at Dover, this fifteenth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and thirty-five, and the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and sixtieth.

(Great Seal)

By the Governor:

C. D. BUCK.

W. D. SMITH, Secretary of State.