Delaware General Assembly





WHEREAS, on September 17, 1787, the Constitution of the United States was adopted by the Constitutional Convention. It was submitted to Congress, and later became the fundamental law of the land; and

WHEREAS, as our nation grew and became great, and as new problems came into being, certain additions were made to our Constitution. The basic document, however, has remained unchanged and unshaken through troubled years to maintain a government, of the people, by the people, and for the people," "to preserve justice, safeguard domestic tranquility, promote the general welfare, and glorify the blessings of liberty"--all of which has made possible The American Way of Life, the like of which is not to be found anywhere else in the world; and

WHEREAS, today, 165 years after its adoption the Constitution of the United States remains the Symbol of Liberty for Freedom-loving people all over the world:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, by virtue of the authority in me vested, do hereby proclaim Wednesday, September 17, 1952, as


and urge all churches, schools, civic and patriotic organizations, as well as every citizen, to arrange and participate in appropriate ceremonies to the end that we, the people, shall have a better understanding of and greater respect for the privileges of liberty, equality, and justice, as guaranteed us by the Constitution.

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 affixed here at Dover this Fourth day of August, in the Year of Our Lord, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty-two, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the One Hundred and Seventy-seventh.


By the Governor:


HARRIS B. McDOWELL, JR., Secretary of State.