STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, The General Assembly of the State of Delaware at the 1937 Session adopted a Joint Resolution providing for the appointment of a Commission to be known as the Delaware Tercentenary Commission to plan and execute the celebration of the Three Hundredth Anniversary of the first permanent settlement in our State, and
WHEREAS, to properly celebrate this important event and to give due honor and respect to those early Swedish and Finnish settlers, who made many sacrifices to travel to and settle a new, primitive country, and
WHEREAS, since June 27th has been fixed by the Delaware Tercentenary Commission as the official day to greet the Crown Prince and Princess of Sweden, our President, Franklin D. Roosevelt, as well as honored guests from the countries of Sweden and Finland and our United States, and to accept the monument to be given to the people of the United States by the people of the great country of Sweden,
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Richard C. McMullen, Governor of Delaware, do hereby proclaim
JUNE 27th, 1938
A DELAWARE STATE HOLIDAY
and request the various industrial plants, places of business, State Departments, as well as private citizens of the State to join in appropriate observance of this important celebration.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I, Richard C. McMullen, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set
my hand and, caused the Great Seal of this State
to be hereunto affixed this Thirteenth day of June,
(Great Seal) in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and thirty-eight, and of the Independence of the United States, the One Hundred and sixty-second.
By the Governor:
RICHARD C. McMULLEN. CHARLES L. TERRY, JR., Secretary of State.