CHAPTER 633

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 16

WELCOMING THE HONORABLE RIJNHARD BERNHARD VAN LYNDEN, ROYAL AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED STATES FROM THE NETHERLANDS, TO DELAWARE FOR NEW CASTLE COUNTY'S TERCENTENNIAL CELEBRATION.

WHEREAS, in 1655 the Dutch under Peter Stuyvesant took over the Swedish settlement in Delaware; the Hollanders having been the first to arrive in the southeastern end of the State earlier in 1628; and

WHEREAS, it has been said that the map of the State of Delaware resembles an old Dutch shoe, a legend which has been passed on by the original Dutch settlers of the "lower three counties"; and

WHEREAS, on July 3, 1973, at Buena Vista, the Royal Ambassador to the United States from the Netherlands will be visiting Delaware for New Castle County's Tercentennial Celebration; and

WHEREAS, presiding over this historical occasion which commemorates the Dutch involvement in the settling of New Castle County and welcoming Ambassador Van Lynden will be the Honorable Sherman W. Tribbitt, Governor of Delaware, and the Honorable Melvin A. Slawik, New Castle County Executive.

NOW, THEREFORE:

BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the 127th General Assembly the Senate and Governor of the State of Delaware concurring therein, that the Honorable Rijnhard Bernhard Van Lynden, Ambassador to the United States from the Netherlands, is hereby given a warm and hearty welcome to Delaware upon his visit for the New Castle County Tercentennial on July 3, 1973 at Buena Vista.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the text of this Resolution be made a part of the House and Senate Journals of the 127th General Assembly, and that a copy be presented to The Honorable Rijnhard Bernhard Van Lynden, Royal Ambassador to the United States from the Netherlands, and a copy forwarded to The Honorable Sherman W. Tribbitt, Governor of the State of Delaware, and to The Honorable Melvin A. Slawik, New Castle County Executive.

Approved July 3, 1973.