Proclamation 499

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Proclamation 499  (1903)  by Theodore Roosevelt
Establishment of the Logan Forest Reserve, Utah
Delivered on 29 May 1903. See (33 Stat. 2307)
By the President of the United States of America
A PROCLAMATION.


 Whereas, it is provided by section twenty-four of the Act of Congress, approved arch third, eighteen hundred and ninety-one, entitled, ‘‘An act to repeal timber-culture laws, and for other purposes’’, ‘‘That the President of the United States may, from time to time, set apart and reserve, in any State or Territory having public land bearing forests, in any part of the public lands wholly or in part covered with timber or undergrowth, whether of commercial value or not, as public reservations, and the President shall, by public proclamation, declare the establishment of such reservations and the limits thereof’’;

 And whereas, the public lands in the State of Utah, within the limits hereinafter described, are in part covered with timber, and it appears that the public good would be promoted by setting apart and reserving said lands as a public reservation;

 Now, therefore, I, Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United States, by virtue of the power in me vested by section twenty-four of the aforesaid Act of Congress, do hereby make known and proclaim that there are hereby reserved from entry or settlement and set apart as a Public Reservation all those certain tracts, pieces or parcels of land lying and being situate in the State of Utah and within the boundaries particularly described as follows, to wit:

 Beginning at the south-east corner of Section thirty-three (33), Township eleven (11) North, Range two (2) East, Salt Lake Meridian, Utah; thence northerly to the south-east corner of the north-east quarter of said section; thence westerly along the quarter section line to the south-west corner of the north-west quarter of said section; thence northerly to the south-east corner of Section twenty (20), said township; thence westerly to the south-west corner of said section; thence northerly to the north-west corner of said section; thence westerly to the south-west corner of Section eighteen (18), said township; thence northerly along the range line to tie point for the northwest corner of Section nineteen (19), Township twelve (12) North, Range two (2) East; thence easterly to the point for the north-west corner of the north-east quarter of said section; thence northerly along the quarter-section line to the south-west corner of the south-east quarter of Section seven (7), said township; thence easterly to the south-east corner of said section; thence northerly along the section lines, allowing for the proper offset on the Third (3rd) Standard Parallel North, to the point for the south-east corner of Section thirty (30), Township thirteen (13) North, Range two (2) East; thence westerly to the point for the south-west corner of said section; thence northerly to the south-west corner of Section eighteen (18), said township; thence easterly to the south-east corner of said section; thence northerly to the north-east corner of Section six (6), said township; thence easterly along the township line to the north-east corner of Township thirteen (13) North, Range four (4) East; thence southerly along the range line allowing for the proper offset on the Third (3rd) Standard Parallel North, to the south-east corner of Section twenty-five (25), Township twelve (12) North, Range four (4) East; thence westerly to the south-west corner of said section; thence southerly to the south-east corner of Section thirty-five (35), said township; thence westerly to the north-east corner of Section four (4), Township eleven (11) North, Range four (4) East; thence southerly to the south-east corner of said section; thence westerly to the south-east corner of the south-west quarter of said section; thence southerly along the quarter-section line to the south-east corner of the south-west quarter of Section nine (9), said township; thence westerly to the south-west corner of said section; thence southerly to the south-east corner of Section twenty (20), said township; thence westerly to the south-west corner of Section nineteen (19); said township; thence southerly to the south-east corner of Township eleven (11) North, Range three (3) East; thence westerly along the township line to the south-east corner of Section thirty-three (33), Township eleven (11) North, Range two (2) East, the place of beginning.

 Excepting from the force and effect of this proclamation all lands which may have been, prior to the date hereof embraced in any legal entry or covered by any lawful filing duly of record in the proper. United States Land Office, or upon which any valid settlement has been made pursuant to law, and the statutory period within which to make entry or filing of record has not expired: Provided, that this exception shall not continue to apply to any particular tract of land unless the entryman, settler or claimant continues to comply with the law under which the entry, filing or settlement was made.

 Warning is hereby expressly given to all persons not to make settlement upon the lands reserved by this proclamation.

 The reservation hereby established shall be known as The Logan Forest Reserve.

 In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

 Done at the City of Washington this 29th day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and three and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and twenty-seventh.

Signature of Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt 
Great Seal of the of the United States (1885-1904)
By the President:
John Hay,
Secretary of State.
This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States federal government (see 17 U.S.C. 105).