CHAPTER 527

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

Whereas, the United States Secret Service having been organized on July 5, 1865, as a division of the United States Treasury Department, and since that time has protected the integrity of the currency and securities of the United States by suppressing counterfeiting and forgery; and

Whereas, in their capacity as the only general investigative agency of the United States, the United States Secret Service conducted investigations of the Western Land Frauds, the Tea Pot Dome Scandal and espionage and sabotage activities in the Spanish-American and World War 1; and

Whereas, in 1901 the United States Secret Service was assigned the duty of the protection of the President of the United States, which has since been extended to include the members of the President's family, and the person of the Vice-President of the United States, as well as others as designated by the President; and

Whereas, in their efforts to carry out the directives assigned them by the Congress of the United States and the United States Treasury Department, they have exemplified their aim of perfection in the law-enforcement profession;

Now, therefore, I, Charles L. Terry, Jr., Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the week of July 5-11, 1968, as

UNITED STATES SECRET SERVICE WEEK

in Delaware and I urge all citizens of the State to join with me in honoring the men and women of the United States Secret Service on their anniversary.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Charles L. Terry, Jr., 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 27th day of June in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and sixty-eight, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and ninety-second.

(GREAT SEAL)

CHARLES L. TERRY, JR., Governor

Attest: ELISHA C. DUKES, Secretary of State