STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, on April 8, 1974, Delaware will celebrate the 450th Anniversary of its discovery; and
WHEREAS, in 1524 the French vessel Dauphine sailed up the Delaware River and discovered the land which later became known as Delaware; and
WHEREAS, Captain Verrazano, of the Dauphine, became enchanted by the shores of Delaware and named this land "Vendome;"
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Sherman W. Tribbitt, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim 1974 as
and suggest appropriate preparations, activities, and festivities throughout the State.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, SHERMAN W. TRIBBITT, 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 13th day of April,
(GREAT SEAL) in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and seventy-three, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred ninety-seventh.
SHERMAN W. TRIBBITT, Governor
Attest: ROBERT H. REED, Secretary of State