CHAPTER 647

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION

IN REFERENCE TO THE VISIT OF THE EARL DE LA WARR, AND COUNTESS DE LA WARR.

WHEREAS, in the year 1610 Captain Samuel Argall sailed under orders from Sir Thomas West, Lord de la Warr, Governor of Virginia to the Island of Bermuda for supplies; and

WHEREAS, in a heavy storm he was blown off his course into a strange body of water which he named in honor of his superior, Lord de la Warr; and

WHEREAS, the name of his Lordship was first applied to the Delaware Bay, then the Delaware River and later to this State; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the 118th General Assembly (the House of Representatives concurring therein):

That the members of the General Assembly extend cordial greetings to the Earl and Countess de la Warr during their visit in the State named for his distinguished ancestor, and

That in recognition of their visit the Senate and the House of Representatives shall meet in joint session in the Senate Chamber at 2:30 P. M. D. S. T. on Friday, May 13, 1955 and invite His Excellency, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware to extend greetings at that time on behalf of the State to the Earl and Countess de la Warr.

Approved May 20, 1955.