Delaware General Assembly




WHEREAS, on December 7, 1787, Delaware became the first State to ratify the Federal Constitution; and

WHEREAS, by resolution of the General Assembly of the State of Delaware, approved on the twenty-ninth day of November, A. D. 1933, the Governor is authorized and directed to issue a proclamation calling attention to the importance and significance of this historical event; and

WHEREAS, it is the duty of all residents of Delaware to cherish and revere the memory of the leadership which was given to our great United States by the Delaware Patriots who led the way to the forming of our great nation;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby designate and proclaim Wednesday, December 7, 1949, as


and urge all the people of our State to appropriately observe this day by displaying the flag of our State and nation and by conducting exercises and ceremonies in all of our schools, churches and civic organizations. It is indeed proper that the significance of this proud date in Delaware history be fully impressed upon all of the children and citizens of our State.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Delaware to be hereunto affixed at Dover this Thirtieth day of November in the Year of Our Lord, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Forty nine and of the Independence of the United States of America, the One Hundred and Seventy-fourth.


By the Governor:


HARRIS B. McDOWELL, Jr., Secretary of State