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[No. 34.]

 October 13, 1904. 

By the President of the United States of America


Vol. 28, p. 1222.

Whereas, in the opening of the "Cherokee Outlet" in the Territory of Oklahoma, by proclamation dated August 19, 1893, pursuant to section ten of the Act of Congress approved March 3, 1893 Vol. 27, pp. 612, 640.(27 Stat. 612, 640), lot one containing four acres, in block forty-eight according to the plat of the official townsite survey of the south half of section twenty~i:ive in township twenty-three north, of range twenty-one west of the Indian principal meridian, known as Woodward Townsite, approved by the Commissioner of the General land Office, was reserved for the site of a court-house for county “N ", now Woodward County, in said Territory;

And Whereas, the countly board of commissioners of said county have relinquished all right, tit eg and interest said county had in said lot one, block forty-eight, known as “Court House Reserve", and have consented and recommended that the same be patented to the “Town of Woodward" for use as a public park, and it appearing that said reserve is no longer used or required for use as a court·house site, and that it is needed and desired by said "Town of Woodward" for public park purposes.

Now, Therefore, I, Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United States, by virtue of the power in me vested by section ten of said side-note holder.
act of Congress, do hereby declare and make known that said lot one in block forty-eight of said Woodward Townsite is hereby restored to the side-note holder.
public domain, to bedisposed of to said Town of Woodward for public park purposes under the fourth section of the Act of Congress approved May 14, 1890 (26 Stat., 109).

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my band and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the City of Washington this 13th day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and four, and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and twenty-ninth.

Theodore Roosevelt
By the President:
John Hay,
Secretary of State.

[No. 35.]

 November 1, 1904. 

By the President of the United States of America



It has pleased Almighty God to bring the American people in safety and honor through another year, and, in accordance with the long unbroken custom handed down to us by our forefathers, the time has come when a special day shall be set apart in which to thank Him who holds all nations in the hollow of His hand for the mercies thus vouchsafed to us. During the century and a quarter of our national life we as a people have been blessed beyond all others, and for this we owe humble and heartfelt thanks to the Author of all blessings. The year that has closed has been one of peace within our own borders as well as between us and all other nations. The harvests have been