CHAPTER 688

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 55

IN REFERENCE TO PRESERVATION OF A HISTORICAL HOME.

WHEREAS, the house located at 303 Washington Street, Wilmington, Delaware is reputed to be of historical value; and

WHEREAS, it is thought, according to the best evidence available, that General George Washington established his headquarters during the latter part of August, 1777, at this address; and

WHEREAS, this location has steadily deteriorated over the years; and

WHEREAS, said location is in one of the more historical sections of town; and

WHEREAS, the house has stood for over 198 years in this location; and

WHEREAS, it was recently reported in the news that this location is scheduled to be torn down supposedly in the name of redevelopment and progress; and

WHEREAS, if said property is razed, it will be approximately 24 months before the State of Delaware shall celebrate its Bicentennial Celebration; and

WHEREAS, said property is one of the few instances whereby the State of Delaware can lay claim to the phrase, "George Washington slept here".

NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the 127th General Assembly of the State of Delaware, the House of Representatives concurring therein, that all possible efforts be made by the City of Wilmington and the citizens of Delaware to protect and save this property.

Approved July 17, 1974.