Delaware General Assembly






WHEREAS, the City of Chester, Pennsylvania, through the creation of the Chester Bicentennial Committee, is taking an active part in preparations for our Nation's Bicentennial; and

WHEREAS, the City of Chester is also preparing for the celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the founding of the Delaware County Bar Association, which will take place in 1972; and

WHEREAS, the City of Chester, as a symbol of the revitalization of its community, has changed the name of its historic Market Street to "Avenue of the States;" and

WHEREAS, in extending invitations to the 50 states of this great country to join with them in initiating their program of revitalization, the City of Chester honored the State of Delaware by asking that it be the first state to participate, in recognition of its position as the first state to ratify the Constitution of the United States;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, RUSSELL W. PETERSON, Governor, do hereby proclaim a special tribute to


and encourage residents of the First State to join with me in extending best wishes to the residents of Chester in their programs and efforts.

IN WITNESS, WHEREOF, I, RUSSELL W. PETERSON, 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 24th

(GREAT SEAL) day of June in the year of our Lord, one thousand
and seventy-one and of the Independence of the

United States of America, the 'one hundred and ninety-fifth.

RUSSELL W. PETERSON, Governor EUGENE BUNTING, Secretary of State