CHAPTER 318 - STATE OF DELAWARE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT PROCLAMATION
That the annual sale of Christmas seals has helped provide funds to carry on educational campaigns against the great "white scourge", tuberculosis, is a fact generally recognized; and,
That Miss Emily P. Bissell, one of our distinguished civic workers, inaugurated the idea is a fact in which Delawareans have great pride;
Now, therefore, in celebration of the Thirtieth Anniversary of the inauguration of the Christmas seal sale, I, C. Douglass Buck, Governor of Delaware, do issue this proclamation and call upon our people to join in public tribute to the idea developed by Miss Bissell which has been responsible for the saving of so many precious lives.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Delaware to be hereunto affixed this fifth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and thirty-six, and in the year of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and sixty-first.
By the Governor:
C. D. BUCK.
W. D. SMITH, Secretary of State.