CHAPTER 324 - STATE OF DELAWARE - EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT PROCLAMATION

In keeping with the American Tradition founded by our forefathers in setting aside at this season, a day to unite in rendering sincere and humble thanks for the blessings received and the privileges and opportunities afforded during the year, I, Richard C. McMullen, Governor of the State of Delaware do hereby set apart and designate Thursday, November 23, 1939, the day which has been proclaimed by the President of the United States, as

THANKSGIVING DAY

and urge that upon this occasion we lay aside our material duties and give grateful thanks to the Almighty Father, our common God, for the bountiful blessings he has bestowed upon us; that we acknowledge with appreciation His beneficence and seek His Divine Guidance, so that peace, plenty, and concord will again abound in all the nations of the earth.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the said State to be affixed at Dover, this eighth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and thirty-nine and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and sixty-fourth.

(GREAT SEAL)

By the Governor:

RICHARD C. McMULLEN

JOSIAH MARVEL, JR., Secretary of State.