WHEREAS, the cost of tuberculosis is a heavy burden on the people of this community, state and nation; and

WHEREAS, no individual, regardless of race, color or creed, or economic status, is safe from this communicable disease unless all are safe; and

WHEREAS, the work of the Delaware Anti-Tuberculosis Society, aimed at preventing the spread of tuberculosis, will help bring an end to the economic loss and personal tragedy caused by the disease; and

WHEREAS, in this fiftieth anniversary year we should honor the memory of the late Emily P. Bissell, who pioneered in this work by purchasing just as many Christmas Seals as we can since this is the principal source of revenue for our Society; now

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby designate the period from November 15 to December 25, 1956, as


I urge all residents of our state to contribute generously to the 1956 Christmas Seal Sale.

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 Fourteenth day of November 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