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1724 PROCLAMATIONS, 1915. IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. Done at the City of Washington this 18th day of March in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred an fifteen and of the [sun.] mdependetiilce of the United States the one hundred and thirty-mn . Woomzow Wmsoxt By the President: W. J. Barn: Secretary of State.

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A PROCLAMATION Sm N“‘°"°* F"' WHEREAS it ap ars that the public good will be promoted by at on 1°’¤¤¤N¤· excluding from the NationalPForest, California, certain areas, and restoring the public lands therein a manner authorized b the W. ‘ Act of Congress approved September hundred and ”·¥’·”“· thirteen, entitled ‘ An Act 0 authorize the dent to provide a method for opening lands restored from reservation or withdrawal, and for other urposes"; ·*""“"‘*"“'°‘*· Now, therefore, I, Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States v°'·°°·*’·’°· of America, by virtue of the power in me vested by the Act of Co approved June fourth, zighteen hundred and ninety-seven (30 Stat., 11 at 34 and 36), entitl "An Act M propriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for the (year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, an for other £‘urposes", do proclaim that the boundaries of the Sierra National _orest are here y changed to exclude the areas indicated as elimina- Emmm mh N tions on the diaiam hereto annexed and formmgla part hereof. ,,,,,,,1 ,,,,,u,,,,,,,,_ And I do furt er proclaim and make known t at in my judgment it is proper and necessary in the interest of equal opportunity and good administration that all of such excluded lands su ject to disposiwus m- tion should•be restored to settlement in advance of entry, and pursu-

  • " ant to the authority reposed m me by the aforesaid Act of September

thirtieth, nineteen hundred and thirteen, do hereby direct and _ provide that such lands, suablject to valid rights and the provisions rmauopnmg. of existing withdrawals, sh be open to actual settlers only under the provisions of the homestead laws for a period of twenty-eight days from and including nine o’clock a. m., standard time, on the Efty-sixth day from and after the date hereof, and thereafter to ent 36 dgsposition under any and all of the public land laws applicabz re . um ‘,{{,{.“‘{§ Persons who go upon any of the lands to be restored as herein °P¤*¤¢· provided and perform say act of settlement thereon from and including the date of this pr amation until nine o’clock a. m., standard time, on the fifty-sixth day from and after the date hereof, or who are on or are occu yinisany part of such lands at said hour, except those valid su isting settlement rights initiated prior to vow, P N reservation and since maintained, and those having preferences to · · make entry under the provisions of the Act of Congress approved June eleventh, nineteen hundred and six (34 Stat., 233), entitled "An Act_'l‘o provide for the entry of lands within forest reserves’ , and Acts amendatvoliiy, considered and dealt with as trespassers and preference be given the prior legal applimmm A cant,_ notwithstanding such unlawful settlement or occupancy:

.,,,,.,_ ‘"°“ ‘ Provided, however, that nothing herein shall revent ns from

going upon and over the lands to examine t m wit a view to