WHEREAS, in a large portion of the states of the union, and especially in one neighboring state, there exists a serious outbreak of a contagious, infectious and deadly disease of swine known as Vesicular Exanthema; and

WHEREAS, at the present time there is no evidence that this outbreak has reached the State of Delaware; and

WHEREAS, it is of utmost importance that this disease be prevented from spreading to this state because of the serious threat to the health of the people of Delaware and to the agricultural economy; and

WHEREAS, on the 7th day of August, A. D., 1952, the Delaware State Board of Agriculture has issued a notice of quarantine preventing all importations of swine into this state unless accompanied by a certificate of health issued and/or approved by the chief livestock sanitary official of the state of origin, certifying the swine originates from an area in which no Vesicular Exanthema exists in the county of origin or adjoining counties:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of Delaware, do proclaim throughout the state a


on all importations of swine from within the state for a period as long as the disease of Vesicular Exanthema continues to be a threat.

I direct the Delaware State Police, the Delaware Memorial Bridge Police, the Extension Division of the Agricultural Department of the University of Delaware; and I call upon all county and local law enforcement agencies to give full cooperation to the enforcement of this quarantine.

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 Seventh day of August 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-seventh.


By the Governor:


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