Executive Order 2825-A

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Signed by President  Woodrow Wilson  Thursday, March 28, 1918 External Information about this EO  
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In pursuance of the authority conferred upon the President of the United States by the Act approved June 15, 1917, entitled, ‘‘An Act making appropriations to supply urgent deficiencies for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1917, and for other purposes,’’ the Secretary of the Navy is hereby authorized and directed to take over, on behalf of the United States, possession of all tackle, apparel, furniture and equipment and all stores, including bunker fuel, aboard each of the vessels of Netherlands registry now lying within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States, possession of which was taken in accordance with the proclamation of the President of the United States promulgated March 20, 1918; and in every instance in which such possession has heretofore been taken of such tackle, apparel, furniture, equipment, and stores, such taking is hereby adopted and made of the same force and effect as if it had been made subsequent to the signing of this executive order.

The United States Shipping Board shall make to the owners of any tackle, apparel, furniture, equipment, and stores taken under the authority of this order full compensation in accordance with the principles of international law.


Signature of Woodrow Wilson
Woodrow Wilson 
The White House,
March 28, 1918.

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