STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, the people of the world will long benefit from the scientific knowledge and the courage of George Washington Carver, the anniversary of whose death on January 5, 1943, we are about to mark; and
WHEREAS, it is fitting to pay tribute to this American, who, rising from the lowly birth of a slave, continued his endeavor to benefit mankind despite a physical handicap; and
WHEREAS, his experiments in the field of agricultural chemistry and dietetics raised the standards in those fields to unprecedented heights, beneficial to the farmer, the worker and finally the consumer; and
WHEREAS, through the efforts of the National Achievements Clubs, Inc., Congress has officially proclaimed January 5 of each year in his memory;
NOW THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, following the example of the Congress of the United States in an expression of gratitude for his services to his country and mankind, and by virtue of the authority vested in me, do hereby proclaim January 5, 1957, as
GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER DAY
in Delaware. I urge that Delawareans, in cooperation with the National Achievement Clubs, Inc., take those steps which will help to perpetuate the value and worth of George Washington Carver in their minds, and to point out that despite human frailties and great disappointments, success can come to those whose determination and spirit are given free reign in this land of liberty.
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 Third day of January in the year of Our Lord One thousand nine hundred and fifty-seven 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