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Executive Order 324-E

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The following is the description from the Department of War's General Order No. 76 of 1905, not the actual order text, which was in the form of an approval of a recommendation from the Secretary of War.


The President of the United States by order dated May 17, 1905, modified Executive Order of June 20, 1904, published in General Orders, No. 116, War Department, June 27, 1904, so far as it relates to the military reservation at Zamboanga, Mindanao, Philippine Islands, so as to reserve for military purposes, subject to private rights, pursuant to section 12 of the Act of Congress, approved July 1, 1902, entitled "An Act temporarily to provide for the administration of the affairs of civil government in the Philippine Islands, and for other purposes" (32 Stat. L., 691), all public lands included within boundaries described as follows, viz:


Beginning at a post marked U. S. on the beach and in the yard of Williamson and Redding; thence north 25° 18′ east, along the east side of Calle Villalobos, for 532.84 feet, to a post marked U. S. set in the northeast corner of the intersection of Calle Marahui with Calle Villalobos; thence south 68° 54′ east, for 493.97 feet, to a post marked U. S.; thence north 23° 30′ east, for 16.4 feet, to a post marked U. S.; thence south 89° 52′ east, for 261.7 feet, to a post marked U. S. set at east side of Tumaga road; thence north 7° 14′ west, along east side of Tumaga road, for 268.2 feet, to a post marked U. S.; thence south 83° 12′ east, for 212.75 feet, to a post marked U. S.; thence south 45° 28′ east, for 466.6 feet, to a post marked U. S.; thence north 76° 3′ east, for 2,051.1 feet, to a post marked U. S., set on left bank of Estero; thence meandering along left bank of Estero, for 2,550 feet, more or less, to a post marked U. S., set on left bank of Estero near its junction with Rio Hondo; thence south 60° 13′ west, across Rio Hondo, for 276.4 feet, to a post marked U. S., set on its left bank; thence meandering the left bank of Rio Hondo, for 400 feet, to a post marked U. S., set near high-water mark on beach; thence north 51° 56′ west, across Rio Hondo, for 276.4 feet to a post marked U. S., set near low-water mark on beach; thence meandering said beach, sea wall, and low-water mark on beach, for 3,760.15 feet, more or less, to point of beginning. Area: 131.3 acres, more or less. All bearings are magnetic.


The said reservation is shown on a map marked "Boundaries of Proposed Military Reservation, Zamboanga, Mindanao, P. I. Surveyed under direction of Captain Charles Keller, Corps of Engineers, U. S. A., by 1st Lieut. L. V. Frazier, Corps of Engineers. * * * Moro Province, Office Engineer, Dec., 1904."


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).