WHEREAS, one hundred and sixty-seven years ago, on December 7, 1787, thirty Delaware representatives to a special convention gathered in Dover to study and ratify the Federal Constitution as adopted in Philadelphia on September 17 of that year; and

WHEREAS, this special convention of Delawareans unanimously approved the aforesaid Constitution and were the first of the thirteen colonies to so declare; and

WHEREAS, in recognition of the importance of this day, the General Assembly of the State of Delaware by resolution on November 29, 1933, authorized and directed the Governor to issue a proclamation annually calling attention of citizens to this historical occasion;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby designate and proclaim Tuesday, December 7, 1954, as


and urge all of our citizens to appropriately observe this day by displaying our state and national flags and by conducting exercises and ceremonies in all of our schools, churches and civic associations.

I further call upon all Delawareans to think of the deep significance of our proud title of "First State," with the hope that we shall always be loyal and worthy of our forebears whose action assisted in the establishment of a nation which today stands as a beacon for the world.

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 Thirtieth

(Great Seal) day of November 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