Executive Order 449

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The following Historical Archives in the Department of State:

  1. Spanish manuscripts of 1631, supposed to have been captured in the City of Mexico.
  2. The Orderly Books of Capt. Robert Walker and Sergeant Dolson, together with the Diary of Ebenezer Fitch and Paul Blancher.
  3. The Forton Prisoners manuscripts, 1777−1779
  4. A Journal of the Travels of Alexander Church, Richard Ramsey, and Zephaniah Halsey.
  5. The printed Books which are annotated by Sir Henry Clinton.
  6. Journal of the ship Hope, 1790−1792, 4 vols.
  7. The Whisky Insurrection in Pennsylvania, 1792−1796.
  8. House Tax Insurrection, 1799.
  9. Correspondence of Albert Gallatin as Secretary of the Treasury.
  10. Papers relating to the Burr Conspiracy.
  11. Log Book of the ship Lexington, 1807.
  12. The John Henry Papers.
  13. Jefferson Davis Papers,

Are, by authority provided by the Act of Congress entitled ‘‘An Act Making appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and four, and for other purposes,’’ approved February 25, 1903, hereby ordered to be transferred from the Department of State to the possession and custody of the Library of Congress, to be there preserved and rendered accessible for historical and other legitimate uses under such rules and regulations as may from time to time be prescribed by the Librarian of Congress.

The transfer here directed shall be made as promptly as shall be found conveniently practicable to the Department of State and the Library of Congress.

Signature of Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt
The White House,
May 23, 1906.


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