CHAPTER 778

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

DOVER

PROCLAMATION

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

SESQUI-QUADRICENTENNIAL YEAR

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