Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 13.djvu/793

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APPENDIX. 765 And I do hereby direct —— First. That the military commander of the department, and all officers and All the departpersons in the military and naval service, aid and assist the said provisional mellts °f um governor in carrying into effect this Proclamation, and they are enjoined to gg5g5g5g;:?) abstain from, in any way, hindering, impeding, or discouraging the loyal people gid the prov;- from the organization of a state government as herein authorized. sional governor. Second: That the Secretary of State proceed to put in force all laws of the United States, the administration whereof belongs to the State Department, applicable to the geographical limits aforesaid. Third. That the Secretary of the Treasury proceed to nominate for appointment assessors of taxes, and collectors of customs and internal revenue, and such other officers of the Treasury Department as are authorized by law, and put in execution the revenue laws of the United States within the geographical imits aforesaid. In making appointments, the preference shall be given to qualified loyal persons residing within the districts where their respective duties are to be performed. But if suitable residents of the districts shall not be found, then persons residing in other states or districts shall be appointed. Fourth. That the Postmaster-General proceed to establish post-oflices and post—routes, and put into execution the postal laws of the United States within the said state, giving to loyal residents the preference of appointment; but if suitable residents are not found, then to appoint agents, &c., from other states. Fwh. That the district judge for the judicial district in which Georgia is included proceed to hold courts within said state, in accordance with the provisions of the act of congress. The Attorney-General will instruct the proper oflicers to libel, and bring to judgment, confiscation, and sale, property subject to confiscation, and enforce the administration of justice within said state in all matters within the cognizance and jurisdiction of the federal courts. Sixth. That the Secretary of the Navy take possession of all public property belonging to the Navy Department within said geographical limits, and put in operation all acts of congress in relation to nava affairs having application to the said state. Seventh. That the Secretary of the Interior put in force the laws relating to the Interior Department a plicable to the geographical limits aforesaid. In testimony whereof; ii have hereunto set my hand, and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. _ Done at the city of Washington, this seventeenth day of June, in the year [L. s.] of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-five, and of the Independence of the United States the eightyminth. ANDREVV JOHNSON. By the President: W1LL1AM H. Smwluzn, Secretary of State. No. 42. BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: June 17, 1865. A PROGLAMATION. Wrrnnnas the fourth section of the fourth article of the Constitution of the Preamble. United States declares that the United States shall guarantee to every state in the Union a republican form of government, and shall protect each of them against invasion and domestic violence ; and whereas the President of the United States is, by the constitution, made commander-in-chief of the army and navy, as well as chief civil executive officer of the United States, and is bound by solemn oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States, and_to take care that the laws be faithfully executed; and whereas the rebellion, which has been waged by a portion of the people of the United States against the properly constituted authorities of the government thereof, in the most violent and revolting form, but whose organized and armed forces haye now been almost entirely overcome, has, in its revolutionary progress, deprived the people of the State of Texas of all civil government; and whereas it bepomes necessary and proper to carry out and enforce the obligations of the United States