WHEREAS, each year a week is set aside to pay tribute to women in business and the professions and in appreciation of the contribution they make to the state and nation ; and

WHEREAS, Delaware is fortunate in having so many qualified women in all fields, who take advantage of the opportunities provided by our diversified industries as well as playing leading roles in many professions; and

WHEREAS, the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs annually sponsor this week designated to honor these highly valued members of our society, now

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby set aside and proclaim the week of September 23 through 29, 1956, as


During this week let us take stock of the many accomplishments of the women in our state, whose interest in their businesses and professions caused them to seek more knowledge in their particular fields. With this added interest and advanced training the state and its citizens prove to be the great beneficiaries.

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

(Great Seal) to be hereunto affixed at Dover this Seventeenth day of September in the year of Our Lord One thousand nine hundred and fifty-six and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and eighty-first.

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