WHEREAS, the reading of Holy Writ has long been the source of comfort, consolation and inspiration to people everywhere in the world; and

WHEREAS, the inspirational Ten Commandments given to Moses and Christ's Sermon on the Mount remain the basis for living a life of service which gives full consideration to one's fellowman ; and

WHEREAS, the experience of Bible reading, practiced daily, brings new faith, knowledge and hope in a world torn by grief and conflict; and

WHEREAS, God-given rights are placed before all else in our own conception of government; and

WHEREAS, the need for greater understanding of religion in our own area is shown through recent surveys which find many of our citizens unaffiliated with any religious group ; and

WHEREAS, the Holy Bible offers better understanding of the concepts of all faiths and its writings are believed to be timeless and eternal ; now

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the week of October 15 through 21, 1956, as


I pay tribute to those of all faiths who encourage more Bible reading, and who have designed programs to bring people greater knowledge of the help and inspiration which regular participation in religious services can be toward living a fuller

and more useful life. Let us observe Bible Week in our homes and places of worship during the days designated and remain determined to carry this practice into our daily schedules throughout the year.

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

(Great Seal) Eleventh day of October 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