Delaware General Assembly




WHEREAS, the 17th Decennial Census of the United States will be conducted beginning on April 1, 1950; and

WHEREAS, all the inhabitants of the State of Delaware are to be enumerated in this Census; and

WHEREAS, the information collected in the Census serves many useful purposes, among which are apportionment of representation in Congress and other legislative bodies, measurement of markets and purchasing power of communities and their inhabitants, allotment of certain Federal and State Tax revenues and other financial aid to cities, determination of future needs for public utilities and services, and many other useful purposes; and

WHEREAS, the accuracy and completeness of the Census for the State of Delaware will determine its population rank among the other communities of the country;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, do proclaim April 1, 1950 as


and call upon every citizen of the State of Delaware to give their fullest cooperation to the Federal Census Enumerators when they visit our homes for the purpose of taking the Census during the month of April 1950.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Elbert N. Carvel, 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 Twenty seventh day of March, in the Year of Our Lord, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty, 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