WHEREAS, the State of Delaware is facing a severe financial crisis; and

WHEREAS, the estimated deficit of the State forecast by the Joint Revenue Committee at about $100,000,000 by 1965 demands that definite and specific economies be effected through reorganization of the governmental operations of the State; and

WHEREAS, legislative action on this basic problem of financial and governmental reforms should be accomplished before consideration of the next budget of the State of Delaware; and

WHEREAS, certain phases of governmental reorganization should be put into operation before the start of the next fiscal year; and

WHEREAS, only the General Assembly can pass upon legislation to meet this serious situation; and

WHEREAS, a provision of Section 16, Article III of the Constitution of the State of Delaware, authorizes and empowers the Governor of the State of Delaware by proclamation to convene the General Assembly on extraordinary occasions; and

WHEREAS, I find by reason of the foregoing that there does exist an extraordinary occasion; now

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware by virtue of the authority vested in me do hereby proclaim the following: That the 120th General Assembly of the State of Delaware shall convene at Legislative Hall in the City of Dover, Capital of the State of Delaware, on Thursday the tenth day of December, A. D., 1959 at 11:00 a. m. Eastern Standard Time, for the purpose of meeting in joint session to hear a message of the Governor at 12:00 noon; and to then consider and act upon such legislation as recommended by the Governor to bring about basic governmental reforms and specific economies which would provide new protection for the taxpayers.

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 December 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