Executive Order 958

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It is hereby ordered that all of the unsurveyed mangrove and other islands in township forty-two south, range twenty-one east, of the Tallahassee Principal Meridian, Florida, situated southerly from the surveyed shore line, as the same appears upon the official plat of said township in the General Land Office, approved July 23, 1850, and located within the area segregated by the broken line shown upon the diagram hereto attached and made a part of this Order, are hereby reserved and set aside for the use of the Department of Agriculture as a preserve and breeding ground for native birds. The taking or 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 reserve to be known as Island Bay Reservation.

Signature of Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt.

The White House,

October 23, 1908.

Diagram missing.

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