Executive Order 732

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Signed by President  Theodore Roosevelt  Thursday, January 9, 1908 1 Canal Record 171, January 29, 1908

Under authority vested in me by law, it is ordered:

  1. That, until further ordered, Law No. 6, of March 11, 1904, of the Republic of Panama, as applied and construed by the Executive Decree of April 15, 1904, is hereby extended to and made applicable to the Canal Zone.


  2. The fines provided for in the said law shall apply to any company or individual who shall omit to prevent the escape of any transient of the nationality named in said law into the Canal Zone, and shall in all cases be imposed by the court of the Canal Zone district in which the violation of the law occurs, upon information of the Collector of Revenue or of the Prosecuting Attorney of the Canal Zone.


This order shall not apply to any individuals introduced by the Isthmian Canal Commission or by its authority, for the purpose of temporarily laboring upon or in connection with the construction of the Isthmian Canal.

Signature of Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt.

The White House,

January 9, 1908.


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