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corporations, and each of them, are hereby declared inoperative and void.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the great seal to be affixed, at Trenton, this fifteenth day of March, one thousand nine hundred and

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Under Joint Resolution of February twenty-first, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-four, the Legislature vested in the Executive the power to set apart a day in each year for the planting of forest trees.

Therefore I, Edward C. Stokes, Governor of the State of New Jersey, by virtue of the authority thus vested in me, do hereby designate Friday, the twelfth day of April, one thousand nine hundred and seven, as

ARBOR DAY

and do recommend that the citizens of this Commonwealth unite in the celebration of the day by planting trees and vines, cultivating and otherwise promoting the growth of the flora of New Jersey.

I do also recommend that exercises appropriate to the spirit of the day be held in the public schools, that the children be taught the value of the forests and the importance of a knowledge of tree culture.

The preservation of the birds too is so necessary to tree and plant life that the minds of the young should be impressed with a proper appreciation of their worth. I therefore suggest that the program of the day include exercises which will stimulate interest and lead to intelligent study of the different species and their habits.

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WHEREAS, on the thirteenth day of May, one thousand six hundred and seven, a company of weary, stormtossed voyagers landed at a point on the north bank of the James river, thirty-two miles from its mouth, and founded the first permanent English settlement of the American Continent, and

WHEREAS, this settlement has proved to be the beginning of a Republic founded upon the immutable principles of justice and right, with dominion extending from ocean to ocean and to the islands of the sea, which, through civic and religious freedom, popular education, and the peaceful development of its vast resources, has become the foremost nation of the world, and

WHEREAS, "the children of to-day are the men and women of to-morrow" to whom the destinies of this great Republic must be committed,

Therefore I, Edward C. Stokes, Governor of New Jersey do recommend that

MONDAY, MAY 13TH, 1907

or such portion thereof as shall be deemed necessary, be set apart by each of our Public and State Schools, our Private Schools and our Colleges, for the obser

vance of the three hundredth anniversary of the settlement of Jamestown, Va., and that exercises be held which will give our youth an intelligent appreciation of the historic setting of the said event, duly impress them with its far-reaching importance and intensify their pride and love of country.

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In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the great seal of the State to be affixed, this twenty-fourth day of April, one thousand nine hundred and seven.

By the Governor,

S. D. DICKINSON,

EDWARD C. STOKES.

Secretary of State.

PROCLAMATION.

In accordance with the time honored custom of our forefathers, a day is yearly set aside for special worship and thanksgiving and acknowledgement of the blessings we enjoy. Many have been the trials and serious the dangers through which the Nation has passed since our forefathers first gave praise. Today finds us a people who have successfully surmounted grave difficulties and who have grown in the graces of civilization until we are an example and an inspiration to all mankind. We are not unduly exalted by our material advancement but are still mindful of the principles of morality and citizenship upon which the republic was founded. We have wealth without avarice; strength without tyranny; power without oppression. We have sought to extend our blessings to others and have used the power that has been given to us to promote the brotherhood of man.

In these privileges as a Nation, in our material welfare as a people and in the spiritual comfort that have been vouchsafed by Almighty God, we have been bountifully favored.

Therefore I, EDWARD C. STOKES, Governor of the State of New Jersey, do designate Thursday, the twentyeighth day of November, as a day of praise and thanksgiving, and do recommend that the people gather in places of religious worship and render thanks to our Heavenly Father for the blessings of the past and present and ask for His continued guidance in the years

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