STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, the Almighty Provider has seen fit to bless our land with abundance in the things we grow and make and use; and
WHEREAS, it has been customary since the days of the Plymouth Colony to set aside one day annually to join in prayer and thanksgiving for those things which have been bestowed upon us; and
WHEREAS, we should continuously strive for that unity which will join us in a common effort to establish good will among men, through our acknowledgment of Almighty God's graciousness to all of us; and
WHEREAS, there are in other lands those less fortunate who can barely earn their daily bread, and need the assistance of individuals who have more than their actual needs demands; and
WHEREAS, our religious groups of all faiths have shown the meaning of being "our brother's keeper" by planning a Share-Our-Surplus program which is world-wide; and
WHEREAS, I urge that all of us join in this program to show our own appreciation for blessings bestowed upon us, now
THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim that Thursday, November 26, 1959, be observed as
and let us share our good fortune with others so that we may carry into positive action the true spirit of brotherhood.
Also let us close our places of business, our shops and offices, display our national and state flags and in unison pray for the day when throughout the world there shall be no famine, no misery and no bloodshed--but a world united in praising the Almighty for His great goodness to us all.
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 November 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-fourth.
J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor
GEORGE J. SCHULZ, Secretary of State