Delaware General Assembly



WHEREAS, the gravest question the World will face once hostilities are concluded will be the establishment of a just and lasting peace; and

WHEREAS, an International Declaration of Independence must be drawn enunciating those eternal principles which are the priceless heritage today of our own America; and

WHEREAS, to write the new Declaration of Independence, a conference of 39 United Nations has been summoned to assemble in San Francisco on April 25, 1945, upon which conference will devolve the most solemn task that men have ever faced --the writing of a pact of Peace, and also the location of a world capital of Peace;

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved by the Senate of the State of Delaware, the House of Representatives thereof concurring therein, that the City of Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, the City where America's Declaration of Independence was written, the first Capital of the United States, should become the World Capital of Peace, where a theme-centre of a mall, beautifully landscaped, and stretching from Independence Hall, should be dedicated as the Peace Centre of the World.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of State be and he hereby is authorized and directed to forward a copy of this Resolution to the Secretary of State of the United States, to the Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, to the Mayor of the City of Philadelphia, and to each of the Senators and to the Representative of the State of Delaware in the Congress of the United States.

Approved April 18, 1945.