A PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR OF NEW MEXICO.
"Whereas New Mexico, by an act of the legislature, approved March 19, 1903, created a —' Commission for the purpose of exhibiting the resources, products and general development of the Territory at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, or St. Louis World's Fair, in the year 1904, and provided means for the carrying out of these objects; and
Whereas, Said Commission has carried out the intent of that law with great energy and success, and has procured and arranged a most creditable exhibit from the Territory, at the great Exposition by the banks of the Mississippi, which compares favorably with that from other states and territories, and has also erected an artistic and convenient building for the purpose of entertaining our people and those who visit us; and
Whereas, The management of the Exposition has requested that a day be named and set apart as distinctively `New Mexico Day;'
Now Therefore, I, Miguel A. Otero, Governor of the Territory of New Mexico, in accordance with such courteous request, and the desire of the Territorial Commission do hereby designate Monday, the seventeenth day of October, A. D. 1904, as New Mexico Day at St. Louis, and would urge all our people who may be in that city on that day to attend the exercises at the New Mexico building on that occasion; and that all our citizens who intend visiting the great Exposition may make it convenient to attend at the time of these exercises in order that the people of the States may not only view our material resources, but see us personally, and assist in making New Mexico Day an event worthy of our great Territory and of the greatest Exposition ever held, which commemorates the most momentous civil event in our National history.
In witness whereof, I hereunto subscribe my name and cause the Great Seal of the Territory to be affixed, at Santa Fe, New Mexico, this 17th day of September, A. D. 1904."
MIGUEL A. OTERO.
By the Governor:
J. W. RAYNOLDS,
Secretary of the Territory.