CHAPTER 369

APPROPRIATION

NEW CASTLE TERCENTENARY OF DUTCH SETTLEMENT

COMMISSION

AN ACT APPROPRIATING CERTAIN MONEYS FOR THE PURPOSE OF COMMEMORATING THE THREE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SETTLEMENT OF THE DUTCH AT NEW CASTLE.

WHEREAS, the year 1951 is the Three Hundredth Anniversary of the settlement by the Dutch at the present site of New Castle; and

WHEREAS, the people of Delaware have a strong and just native pride in the history and traditions of their State, and have always desired to perpetuate in the memory of their children and of the Country at large the proper knowledge and appreciation of that history; and

WHEREAS, the importance of Delaware as a Colony and as the First State in the Union, gives to this event a significance equal to that of other early settlements whose anniversaries have been celebrated with National and International participation; NOW THEREFORE

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. That within six months after the approval of this Act, the Governor be and is hereby authorized and requested to select a Committee of seven (7) residents of this State, whom he has reason to believe are deeply interested in historical events, and whose duty it shall be to prepare plans for a fitting Celebration on the occasion of the New Castle Tercentenary of Dutch settlement.

Section 2. That the sum of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) is hereby appropriated from any moneys in the Treasury of the State of Delaware not otherwise appropriated for the purpose of defraying the expenses of the said Committee in the formation of such plans. The State Treasurer is directed to pay from this appropriation upon warrants signed by the Chairman of said Committee and approved by the Governor.

Approved June 30, 1949.