CHAPTER 462

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, by a 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, Saturday, March 29, 1947, will mark the three hundred and ninth anniversary of the landing of the Swedes at "The Rocks," located within the confines of the present-day Fort Christina State Park in the City of Wilmington, and

WHEREAS, Fort Christina, established by Peter Minuit and his followers was the first settlement of the Colony of New Sweden and the first permanent settlement in the Delaware River Valley and marked the beginning of government law and order, religion, education, agriculture, commerce and industry in our State,

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Walter W. Bacon, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim Saturday, March 29, 1947, as

DELAWARE SWEDISH COLONIAL DAY

and request the citizens of this State in churches, schools, patriotic and historical societies and other organizations to join in appropriate ceremonies to observe this historic event and to display the Flag of the United States, and that in addition the National Flag of Sweden shall be flown in Fort Christina State Park at or near the monument given by the People of Sweden to the People of the United States.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I, Walter W. Bacon, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of Delaware to be hereunto affixed this twenty-fifth day of

(GREAT SEAL)

March in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and forty-seven, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and seventy-first.

By the Governor:

WALTER W. BACON

WILLIAM J. STOREY, Secretary of State.