WHEREAS, on June 27, 1959, the citizens of Hawaii will, by exercise of democratic process, vote for statehood in the great American Union of States; and

WHEREAS, the citizens of Delaware, "oldest" of the American States by virtue of having been first to join the Union through adoption of the Federal Constitution, December 7, 1787, rightfully feel a spiritual kinship to the citizens of Hawaii, newest of the fifty states; and

WHEREAS, it is only fitting and proper that Delawareans should be the first to welcome the new State of Hawaii, which, with its great endowment of unsurpassed scenery, enterprising citizenry and vast natural resources, shall be a shining jewel added to the diadem of states; now

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do, on behalf of the people of our state, heartily welcome Hawaii to the honorable status of statehood, and, in order that proper recognition may be given to this memorable occasion, do proclaim Saturday, June 27, 1959, as


FURTHER, I invite all the citizens of "The First State" to join those of "The Fiftieth State" in celebrating and otherwise commemorating this milestone in the progress and growth of our great Republic.

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 June 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