CHAPTER 240

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, by resolution of the General Assembly of the State of Delaware, the Governor has been authorized and directed to issue a proclamation in connection with the proper observance and celebration of Delaware Day, and

WHEREAS, the citizens of our State have just cause to be proud of the part Delaware has taken in the foundation and preservation of the Union, particularly as it relates to the ratification of the Federal Constitution on December 7th, 1787, since which date Delaware has been known as the "First State in the Union,"

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Richard C. McMullen, by virtue of the authority vested in me through Act of the General Assembly, do hereby designate Wednesday, December 7, 1938, as

DELAWARE DAY

and in reminding our people of the honor bestowed upon them by their forefathers, urge them to observe this one hundred and fifty-first anniversary in proper manner by displaying the flags of our State and Nation, and to hold appropriate exercises in schools, churches and civic organizations in commemoration of this historical event.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I, Richard C. McMullen, Governor of the State of Delaware, have caused the

Great Seal of this State to be hereunto affixed this fifth day of December, one thousand nine hundred and thirty-eight, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and sixty-third.

By the Governor:

RICHARD C. McMULLEN

CHARLES L. TERRY, JR., Secretary of State.