WHEREAS, twenty-one years ago, the U. S. Post Office Department, realizing the importance of written communication, joined in the observance of an annual letter writing week--an event celebrated to emphasize the meaning and value of letter writing as a link between people; and

WHEREAS, by combining observance of both International Letter Writing Week and National Letter Writing Week, this worthwhile objective is promoted between all peoples everywhere; and

WHEREAS, a personal letter is, next to an actual visit, the most intimate means we have to communicate with our fellow human beings, and friendly letters between our citizens and between peoples of different nations are a good method of establishing friendly relationships and understandings; now

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim that the period October 5 through October 11, 1958, shall be observed in Delaware as


I urge all Delawareans to join in the celebration of International Letter Writing Week, by writing their friends overseas; their loved ones in the Armed Forces; and other friends and relatives here in the United States.

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 September 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-third.


J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor

GEORGE J. SCHULZ, Secretary of State