WHEREAS, by Resolution approved March 17, 1939, the General Assembly of the State of Delaware authorized and directed the Governor of the State to proclaim March 29th of each year as "Delaware Swedish Colonial Day," and

WHEREAS, at about that day in the year 1638, men sent out from Sweden by a Company organized for trading and colonization, landed upon a ledge of rocks upon the banks of a stream which they named Christina, and

WHEREAS, out of this landing grew the first permanent settlement in what is now the State of Delaware and the City of Wilmington, and in the larger territory surrounding, and

WHEREAS, it is fitting that this beginning of government in our State be recalled each year upon its anniversary occasion, Now, Therefore

I, Walter W. Bacon, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim Sunday, March 29, 1942, as DELAWARE SWEDISH COLONIAL DAY, and do request that proper exercises in observance thereof be arranged in churches, and schools, institutions, societies and organizations and that our officials both State and Local cause the Flag of the United States to be publicly displayed throughout the day, and that in addition the National Flag of Sweden be raised in Fort Christina State Park at or near the monument given by the People of Sweden to the People of the United States.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Walter W. Bacon, have hereunto set my hand, and caused the Great Seal to be affixed, at Dover, this twenty-fourth day of


March, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and forty-two and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and sixty-sixth.

By the Governor:

WALTER W. BACON EARLE D. WILLEY, Secretary of State.