STATE OF DELAWARE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
WHEREAS, the poets of all ages have contributed much to the culture, happiness and vision of our world; and
WHEREAS, Delaware poets have brought credit and distinction by the excellence of their compositions; and
WHEREAS, the special recognition of poetry and poets can serve as an educational opportunity for our students and as a vital and stimulating force in the literary life of our State; and
WHEREAS, the Poet Laureate of Delaware, Mrs. Jeannette Slocomb Edwards, has urged that greater recognition be given to the creation and the creators of beautiful poetry in all of its facets and combinations;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim Monday, October 15, 1951, as
and urge all cultural, educational and other interested individuals and groups to observe this day in recognition of the many blessings that poetry and poets have showered on the people of our State and Nation. I urge that all poets in Delaware come forth with their creations and their offerings to further stimulate and develop the many pleasures and benefits of this delightful Muse.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the said State to be hereunto affixed at Dover, this Twenty seventh day of September, in the Year of Our Lord, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty one, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the One Hundred and Seventy-sixth.
By the Governor:
ELBERT N. CARVEL
HARRIS B. McDOWELL, Jr., Secretary of State.