WHEREAS, the great religions of the world have taught the brotherhood of man since the dawn of history; and

WHEREAS, understanding and cooperation between men of all faiths were the foundations upon which our Nation's founding fathers built the structure of our liberty; and

WHEREAS, we in the State of Delaware, descendants of a great heritage, have daily cause to thank God for the blessings of religious and civil liberties, which have allowed us to prosper as free men; and

WHEREAS, our conviction in the need for understanding one another as men of different faiths is deep and abiding, and our rejection of bigotry and intolerance is firm and unyielding; and

WHEREAS, practicing brotherhood, on all our parts, is our best insurance that none of our traditional freedoms will be menaced or lessened; now,

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do proclaim February 1958, as


and request all my fellow citizens to reaffirm their belief in brotherhood and their conviction that it must be constantly practiced; furthermore, I urge all Delawareans to cooperate in arranging programs appropriate to this observance.

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 Sixteenth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and fifty-eight 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