Executive Order 942

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It is hereby ordered that a small, unsurveyed island in Palma Sola bay, Florida, approximately in latitude twenty-seven degrees, twenty-nine minutes north, longitude eighty-two degrees forty minutes west from Greenwich, as the same appears upon Coast Survey Chart number one hundred and seventy-five and located within the area segregated by the broken line as shown upon the diagram hereto attached and made a part of this order, is hereby reserved and set apart for the use of the Department of Agriculture as a preserve and breeding ground for native birds. The taking or the destruction of birds' eggs and nests, and the taking or killing of any species of native bird for any purpose whatever, except under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the Secretary of Agriculture, is prohibited, and warning is expressly given to all persons not to commit any of the acts hereby enjoined. This reservation to be known as Palma Sola Reservation.

Signature of Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt.

The White House,

September 26, 1908.

Diagram missing.

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