WHEREAS, for the Sixteenth Year the United States Postal Service will mark National Letter Writing Week, from October 4 to October 10, 1953 ; and

WHEREAS, a national effort will be made to spread the slogan of the Postmaster General's Office, namely "Letters Bring Happiness"; and

WHEREAS, it will be an excellent time during this week to renew old acquaintances or acquire new ones by writing a friendly note to some relative or friend with whom contact has been lost, or a contribution to international good will may be made by addressing a letter to a friend, dignitary or official of a nation overseas with whom we may have had contact; and

WHEREAS, this week will also serve to bring happiness to our members in the Armed Forces by writing letters to those of our loved ones who may be serving away from home, either in the United States or some foreign land:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim that the week of October 4 to 10, 1953, be observed in Delaware as


At this time we can also pay tribute to our faithful mail carriers, who daily bring us world events and news through publications which they distribute and the personal letters for which all of us look. It is also a time to note the services offered by our local post offices and the United States Post Office, in keeping contact with the great flow of our nation's business. Through the various services rendered by the Post Office Department, commerce is maintained at a steady pace and personal as well as business contacts are continually renewed.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, J. Caleb Boggs, 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 first day of

(Great Seal) October in the year of Our Lord One thousand nine hundred and fifty-three and of the Independence of the United States the One hundred and seventy-eighth.

J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor

JOHN N. McDOWELL, Secretary of State