STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, the free world still stands challenged by ideologies which we cannot support or adopt; and
WHEREAS, through false propaganda the people of nations who are prisoners behind an Iron Curtain and are denied the truths about our democratic institutions and the manner in which we live in the United States of America; and
WHEREAS, it is our purpose to bring to these peoples the truth which to us has been self-evident for the past 176 years; and
WHEREAS, America owes its greatness to those who emigrated to these shores from many nations, representing all races and creeds; and
WHEREAS, many millions of these citizens of the United States still correspond regularly with relatives and friends in their homelands; and
WHEREAS, these personal messages do much to tell others of our American way of life, our freedoms and customs, thus enlightening those who may be laboring under misapprehensions concerning the ways of democracy:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim May 19 to 25, 1952, as
LETTERS FROM AMERICA WEEK
and call upon our citizens writing to relatives and friends in other lands to participate in this Campaign of Truth called for by the President of the United States and urge them to use their letters to correct misconceptions, create better international understanding and further testify to the greatness and goodness of life in the United States of America.
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 Thirtieth day of April, in the Year of Our Lord, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty-two, 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.