WHEREAS, on May 1, American citizens will join in an especially meaningful national observance of the indispensable roles of laws and courts in American life; and

WHEREAS, this date, designated as "Law Day U. S. A." by Presidential proclamation, will be a time for renewing our faith in the rule of law as the surest safeguard of the welfare of men and women living together in organized society, and the brightest hope for achieving peace in a troubled and anxious world; and

WHEREAS, its purpose is to foster an abiding respect for law which is essential in a free society, and to remind us that in all of our private and public affairs we are safeguarded by laws of our own making, administered by courts in which the rights of citizens are equal; and

WHEREAS, "Law Day U. S." also is a day on which the people of the United States may demonstrate to the world their faith in the supremacy of law as contrasted with the oppression of the individual citizen in communist lands where the same day is an occasion for demonstrations of armed might; now,

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim Friday, May 1, 1959, as


throughout this State, and call upon public bodies, schools and colleges, and organizations of all kinds to join in its observance with appropriate programs and ceremonies.

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 seventh day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and fifty-nine 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