WHEREAS, this nation and state since their founding have emphasized the sanctity of the individual and have recognized that all of our progress and inspiration has been the result of Divine Guidance; and

WHEREAS, more and more, people are turning to churches of all denominations for consolation and comfort in this period of confusion and strife throughout the world ; and

WHEREAS, no other means has yet been devised to give that comfort and guidance than the records of Holy Scripture as assembled in the Holy Bible; and

WHEREAS, further reading and study of the Book of books will tend to bring greater understanding to all mankind ;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby set aside and designate the week of October 18 to 24, 1954, as


in Delaware. I urge that our churches of all denominations, our public and parochial schools, our leaders in high places and on all levels of government and civic enterprise, take this week to begin a fuller reading and daily contemplation of the Great Truths as recorded for us in our Bibles. I further hope that daily Bible reading may become a habit for all of us and that through this inspiration we shall all achieve a greater understanding and respect for our fellow citizens of all creeds, with whom we are associated in the common bond of American citizenship.

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 Ninth day

(Great Seal) of October in the year of Our Lord One thousand nine hundred and fifty-four and of the Independence of the United States of America, the One hundred and seventy-ninth.

J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor JOHN N. McDOWELL, Secretary of State