|←Theodore Roosevelt's Presidential Proclamations||Proclamation 503 (1903) by
Reserving Lands in Porto Rico for Public Uses
|Delivered on 30 June 1903. See (33 Stat. 2315)|
Whereas, by ‘‘An Act Authorizing the President to reserve public lands and buildings in the island of Porto Rico for public uses, and granting other public lands and buildings to the government of Porto Rico, and for other purposes,’’ approved July 1, 1902, the President is authorized to make, within one year after the approval of said act such reservation of public lands and buildings belonging to the United States in the Island of Porto Rico for military, naval, light-house, marine hospital, post offices, custom houses, United States Courts and other public uses as he may deem necessary, all public lands and buildings, not including harbor areas, navigable streams and bodies of water and the submerged land underlying the same, owned by the United States in said Island and not so reserved, being granted to the government of Porto Rico upon the condition that such government by proper authority, release to the United States any interest or claim they may have in or upon the lands or buildings reserved under the provisions of said act; and
Whereas, the government of Porto Rico, by an act of the Legislative Assembly of said Island entitled ‘‘An Act Authorizing the Governor of Porto Rico to convey certain lands to the United States for naval, military and other public purposes,’’ approved February 16, 1903, has authorized the governor of Porto Rico to release any interest or claim that the people of said Island ‘‘now have or may hereafter acquire in and upon any lands or buildings belonging to the United States,’’ for public uses under and by virtue of the power vested in the President under the terms of the act of the Congress above cited;
Public lands in Porto Rico reserved for public uses.
For Custom House purposes:
For light house and buoy purposes at San Juan:
Contains 400 sq. ft.
The San Juan Bastion.
Beginning at S. E. cor. of bastion, thence N. 12 deg. 45 W., 36.5 ft.; thence along curb line S. 87 deg. 45 W., 104.5 ft.; thence S. 5 deg. 15 W., 39.5 ft.; thence S. 68 deg., E, 63.2 ft.; thence N. 61 deg. E.,63 ft., to point of beginning.
Contains 0.111 acre.
Land Adjacent to San Juan Bastion.
Beginning at the N. E. corner of San Justo Bastion, thence North 78 deg., 30 East, 86.4 feet; thence South 16 deg, East 41.7 ft.; thence South 39 deg., 45 West, 67.6 feet; thence South 88 deg. West, 91.6 feet; thence North 18 feet; thence North 61 deg. East, 63 feet; thence North 12 deg., 45 West, 32.5 feet; to point of beginning.
Contains 0.168 acre.
For Lamp Shop and Buoy Depot.
Lamp shop, etc.
Contains 2.28 acres.
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 30th day of June 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.
By the President:
Francis B. Loomis,
Acting Secretary of State.