CHAPTER 319 - STATE OF DELAWARE - EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, His Excellency, the President of the United States, in his radio address of Sunday night, September 3rd, warned the American people, "In modern foreign relations, when peace has been broken anywhere, peace of all countries everywhere is in danger"; and

WHEREAS, in that same message, President Roosevelt emphasized the danger of our nation being drawn into the conflict now raging in Europe and counseled, "Let no man or woman thoughtlessly or falsely talk of America sending its armies to European fields"; and

WHEREAS, this momentous issue which now confronts the American people transcends all partisan considerations, it is essential that we face this problem as a united people in order that America may fulfill her difficult role in this time of world crisis with honor and fidelity to our sacred traditions; and

WHEREAS, the President, on September 5th, issued a Proclamation of Neutrality for the United States:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Richard C. McMullen, Governor of Delaware, do hereby call upon all the people of Delaware to stand solidly behind the President of the United States in his determination to keep America out of war and to scrupulously observe the neutrality regulations set forth in the President's Proclamation.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto subscribed my name and caused the Great Seal of the State of Delaware to be affixed at Dover, this thirteenth day of September, in the year of our Lord One Thousand Nine Hundred and Thirty-nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the One Hundred and Sixty-fourth.

(GREAT SEAL)

By the Governor:

RICHARD C. McMULLEN

JOSIAH MARVEL, JR., Secretary of State.