PROCLAMATIONS, 1936 wisdom and courage to overcome adversity. Our free institutions have been maintained with no abatement of our faith in them. In our relations with other peoples we stand not aloof but make resolute effort to promote international friendship and, by the avoidance of discord, to further world peace, prosperity, and happiness. Coupled with our grateful acknowledgment of the blessings it has been our high privilege to enjoy, we have a deepening sense of our solemn responsibility to assure for ourselves and our descendants a future more abundant in faith and in security. Observance. Let us, therefore, on the day appointed, each in his own way, but together as a whole people, make due expression of our thanksgiving and humbly endeavor to follow in the footsteps of Almighty God. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States of America to be affixed. DONE at the city of Washington this 12th day of November, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and thirty-six, and [SEAL] of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and sixty-first. FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT By the President: R. WALTON MOORE Acting Secretary of State. November 16, 1936 [No. 2209] New York World's Fair, 1939. Preamble. Statutory provi- sion. 49 Stat. 1616. Foreign nations in- vited to participate. BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION WHEREAS there is to be held at New York City during the year 1939 a World's Fair which has for its purpose the celebration of the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the inauguration of the first President of the United States of America and of the establishment of the national government in the city of New York; WHEREAS a Joint Resolution of Congress approved June 15, 1936, reads in part as follows: "Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Presi- dent of the United States be, and he is hereby, authorized and respectfully requested by proclamation, or in such manner as he may deem proper, to invite foreign countries and nations to such proposed world's fair with a request that they participate therein."; AND WHEREAS I believe the people of many nations would be pleased to unite with the people of the United States in participating in this World's Fair: NOW, THEREFORE, I, FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, President of the United States of America, in compliance with the aforesaid Joint Resolution of Congress, do invite the participation of the nations in this World's Fair. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States of America to be affixed. DONE at the City of Washington this 16th day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and thirty- [SEAL] six, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and sixty-first. FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT By the President: R. WALTON MOORE Acting Secretary of State.