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1. Lewiston made a Port entitled to Privilege of Dmwback. nr Tm: rnasrnnrvr or Tun omun suwrss or ausmca, A PROCLAMATION. Wnsnnas, by an act of the Congress of the United States of the 3d of March, Preamble. [845, entitled *· An Act allowing Drawback upon Foreign Merchandise exported in the original Packages to Chihuahua and Santa Fe, in Mexico, and to the British North American Provinces adjoiningtlie United States," certain privileges are extended in reference to drawback to ports therein specially enu merated in the 7th section of said act, which also provides “That such other pprts situated on the tiontiers of the United States, adjoining the British orth American Provinces as may herealter be found expedient, may have extended to them the like privileges on the recommendation of the Secretary of the Treasury, and proclamation duly made by the President of the United States, specially designating the ports towbich the aforesaid privileges are to be extended: And whereas the Secretary of the Treasury has duly recommended to me the extension of the privileges of the law aforesaid to the port of Lewiston, in the collection district of Niagara, in the State of New York: Now, therefore, I, James K. Polk, President of the United States of America, , ,1 do hereb declare and proclaim that the port of Lewiston, in the collection dis- dm5,:;g(°g°s B25 trict of Niagara, in the State of New York, is and shall be entitled to all the tended ,0 pm 0,- privileges extended to the other ports enumerated in the seventh section of the Lewiston, New act aforesaid, from and after the uate of this proclamation. York. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and caused the seal of the United States to be adixed. Done at the City of Wnsliington, this seventeenth day of January, in the ear of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-six, and of the independence of the United States of America the seventieth. JAMES K. POLK. By the President. Jnnrns Bocuxnm, Secretary of Stale. 2. Rcspccting the War with Mexico. ur rua rnssrnmnr or cruz unvrn s·n·r¤s or Amzmca, A PROCLAMATION. Wnsnms the Congress of the United States, by virtue of the constitutional Existence of authority vested in them, have declared by their act, bearing date this day, that, w“g1l:°*“;fi$I¤ $°· “by the act of the Republic of Mexico, a state of war exists between that Eid °"°° government and the United States:" _ Now, therefore, I, James K. Polk, President of the United States of America, Persons holding do hereby proclaim the same to all whom it may concern; and I do specially <>i*;]¢¢ ¤¤&d¤; U·:· enjoin on all persons holding offices, civil or militagy, under the authority of 5f',?;? in ° di; the United States, that they_ be vigilant and ze ous m discharging the cgvgc 0,- their duties respectively incident thereto : and I do moreover exhort all the good duties, and citipeople of the United States, as they love their country, as they feel the wrongs zens exhorted to which have forced on them the last resort of injured nations, and as they con- $:6** ¢h¤¤qS¤¤v¤¤ suit the best means, under the blessing of Divine Providence,_of abridgrng der l’:f';‘;d its calamities, that they exert themselves in mpreserving order, in promoting ,,,pi,0,,,,{g an concord, in maintaining the authority andthe e cacy of the laws, and m support- proper measures Von. IX. PUB. — 126 (999)