Delaware General Assembly





WHEREAS, the invention of movable type, five centuries ago, marked one of the most important advances in the development of civilization, making possible the preservation and dissemination of the knowledge and wisdom of the ages; and

WHEREAS, advances in the art of printing have kept pace with and contributed to the progress of mankind; and

WHEREAS, even though printing is a great achievement, we are inclined to take it for granted, sometimes failing to recognize the basic importance of the art of printing to our civilization and to our daily lives; and

WHEREAS, the printing industry this month will observe the anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Franklin, regarded as the father of printing in America; now

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the week of January 12-18, 1958, as


and invite all Delawareans to join me in congratulating those of our fellow citizens who are engaged in the printing industry and through such activity are rendering a fundamentally valuable service to the community.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, J. Caleb Boggs, 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 Ninth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and fifty-eight and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and eighty-second.


J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor

JOHN N. McDOWELL, Secretary of State