Delaware General Assembly


WHEREAS, Prior to the period when the furnishing of relief to the needy and distressed of the State of Delaware became the duty of commissions selected by the Governor, there existed in this State, private welfare organizations of various kinds caring for such persons in their communities; and

WHEREAS, the destitute families of Kent and Sussex Counties are without any welfare board to which they can appeal for help during the Winter months, and

WHEREAS, the time has arrived when the State is no longer permitted to assume responsibility for those of our citizens who are now beseeching the Governor for relief in the way of necessities of life;

NOW THEREFORE, 1, C. D. Buck, Governor of the State of Delaware do call upon all our citizens and especially such private welfare organizations as were heretofore engaged in this Christian work to organize and/or reorganize for the purpose of renewing their activities in this direction at the earliest possible moment.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Delaware to be hereto affixed this sixteenth day of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and thirty-four and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and fifty-ninth.

(Great Seal)

By the Governor:


CHARLES H. GRANTLAND, Secretary of State.