WHEREAS, on September 17, 1787 the Constitution of the United States was adopted by the Constitutional Convention, was submitted to Congress, and later became the fundamental law of the land; and

WHEREAS, as our nation grew and became great, and as new problems came into being, certain additions were made to our Constitution; and

WHEREAS, the basic document, however, has remained unchanged and unshaken through troubled years to maintain a government of the people, by the people and for the people, to preserve justice, safeguard domestic tranquillity, promote the general welfare and glorify the blessings of liberty--all of which has made possible our high state of civilization, the like of which is not to be found anywhere else in the world; and

WHEREAS, today, 162 years after it was adopted, the Constitution of the United States remains as the one hope of freedom-loving people all over the world and stands as the most solid single political guide the world has ever known.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim Saturday, September 17, 1949, as


and urge all churches, schools, civic and patriotic organizations and all citizens to arrange and take part in appropriate programs to the end that we, the people who benefit from the Constitution, shall have a better understanding of and greater respect for the gifts of liberty, equality, and justice granted us by the Constitution.

In WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand arid caused the Great Seal of the State of Delaware to be affixed, this Eighteenth day of

(GREAT SEAL) August, in the Year of Our Lord, One Thousand
Nine Hundred and Forty Nine.

By the Governor:


HARRIS B. McDOWELL, JR., Secretary of State.