STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, during the month of February, the birthdays of two great presidents and national heroes are observed; and
WHEREAS, George Washington, the "father of our country" and Abraham Lincoln, who did so much to preserve it, will always be looked upon as having shown the inspiration and leadership that brought into being and preserved a great nation; and
WHEREAS, it is fitting that during this month we review the lives and accomplishments of these and other great Americans to whom we, as a free people, owe so much; now
THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the month of February 1958 as
AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH
and urge that special events be staged throughout this month to emphasize the great heritage which is ours, and which was made possible by the sacrifices and great faith of our forefathers.
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 Thirtieth 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