Executive Order 1433

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By virtue of the authority vested in me, I hereby establish the following order for the Canal Zone:

Section 1. Whoever shall knowingly purchase or receive in pledge for any obligation or indebtedness from any soldier, officer, sailor, or other person called into or employed in the military or naval service, any arms, equipment, ammunition, clothes, military stores, or other public property, whether furnished to the soldier, officer, sailor, or person under a clothing allowance or otherwise, such soldier, officer, sailor, or other person not having a lawful right to pledge or sell the same, shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars, and imprisoned in jail not more than two years; and the Circuit Court of the Circuit wherein such supplies or equipment may have been unlawfully purchased or received in pledge shall have jurisdiction of the offense.

Sec. 2. This order shall take effect sixty days from and after its publication in the Canal Record.[1]

Signature of William Howard Taft
Wm. H. Taft.

The White House,

November 15, 1911.


  1. Published in The Canal Record of November 29, 1911.

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).