STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, the extreme conditions of drouth have affected the woods and timberlands of the State of Delaware and have created a fire hazard detrimental to the public interest; and
WHEREAS, the State Forester of the State of Delaware has advised of the existence of extreme fire hazard due to conditions of drouth; and
WHEREAS, Section 2111, Title 29 of the Delaware Code vests special powers in case of extreme fire hazard detrimental, to the public interest to declare, designate and establish areas within which shall be unlawful to set fire to or in any manner cause to be set on fire any marsh, woods, cuttings of forest growth, leaves, grass, or other material or to kindle camp fire or have any out-of-door fire within communicable distance of woodland or other inflammable soil cover; and
WHEREAS, under the present extreme drouth conditions creating fire hazards detrimental to the public interest property and lives; now
THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, in order to protect the lives and property of our citizens do hereby declare, designate and establish that within the State of Delaware commencing at twelve o'clock noon EDST, Wednesday, July 24, 1957, it shall be unlawful to set fire to or in any manner cause to be set on fire any marsh, woods, cuttings of forest growth, leaves, grass, or other material or to kindle camp fire or have any out-of-doors fire within communicable distance of woodland or other inflammable soil cover, excepting, nevertheless when under proper supervision at beaches and beach recreational areas along the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean until such time as a further proclamation be issued by me to the contrary;
AND FURTHER, that this Proclamation shall be published in the Wilmington Morning News, Wilmington, Delaware, and the Delaware State News, Dover, Delaware, both being daily papers of general circulation, issues of July 23.
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 Twenty-second day of July 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-second.
J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor
JOHN N. McDOWELL, Secretary of State