Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 39 Part 2.djvu/536

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PROCLAMATIONS, 1915. 1729 any shi of war, rivateer, or merchant shi of an 0 os' belli - erent which may have Eeviously quit the slime fport?harli1¢§·, roadstead, or waters. No s of war or privateer 0 a belligerent shall be detained in any port, arbor, roadstead, or waters of the United States more than twenty-four ho1u·s, by reason of the successive departures from such port, harbor, roadstead or waters of more than one vessel of an opposing belliglerent. But there be several vessels of opposing belligerents in the same port, harbor, roadstead, or waters, the order of their departure therefrom shall be so arranged as to afford the opportunity of leaving alternately to the vessels of the op osing belligerents, and to cause the least detention consistent with tge objects of this proclamation. No ship of war or privateer of a belligerent shall be ermitted, while in an port, harbor, roadstead, or waters within tllie jurisdiction of the llmted States, to take in any sulpplies except provisions and such other things as may be re uisite or the subsistence of here crew, and except so much coal onily as may be sufficient to C8.l'I'y such vessel, if without any sail power, to the nearest port of her own country; or in case the vessel is rigged to go under sail, and may also be propelled by steam power, then with half the quantity of coal which she would be entitled to receive, if dependent upon steam alone, and no coal shall be again supplied to any such ship of war or privateer in the same or any other port, harbor, roadstead, or waters of the United States, without special permission, until after the expiration of three months from the time when such coal may have been last supplied to her within the waters of the United States, unless such ship o war or privateer shall, since last ltlgilus supplied, have entered a port of the government to which she 0 . . and iid; runner deem me proclaim that are statutm me the b.°.Tf,,.’;.t‘;,.,*{•"‘*’ “’ treaties of the United States and the law of nations alike require that no person, within the territory and jurisdiction of the United States, s all take part, directly or mdirectl , in the said wars, but shall remain at pealce with al of tha said, belligerents, and shall maintain a strict an im artia neutra . And I do hereby en_jo& all citizens ci? the United_States, and all ,,.,(2,l$‘,.;'$;Y°°°° °’ h" ersons residing or being within the territory or jurisdiction of the United States, to observe the laws thereof, and to commit no act contrary tolthe Qrovisions of glpe sgi?} sfifatutes or treaties or in violation of the aw 0 nations in t at e a . And I do hereby warn all citizens of the United States, and all per- ,,g’§,2{,‘§§’,Q,§‘,§‘}b,’,‘;dP°" sons residin or being within its territory or jurisd1ction_that, while the free and full ex ression of sympathies in public and {private is not restricted by thellaws of the United States, military orces in aid of a belligerent cannot lawfull be originated or organized within its juris- Coumbmd 0, wu diction; and that, while all persons may lawfu ly and without restric- em. ’ tion by reason of the aforesaid state of war manufacture and sell within the United States arms and munitions of war, and other articles ordinarily known as " contraband of war ", yet they cannot carry such articles upon the high seas for the use or service of a belligerent, nor can they trans ort so diers and officers of a belligerent, or attempt to break any blocllgade which may be lawfully esta lished and maintained during the said wars without incurring the risk of hostile capture and the penalties denounced by the law of nations in that be alf. And I do hereby give notice that all citizens of the United States N°“°°· and others who may claim the protection of this government, who ma misconduct themselves in the premises, will do so at their peril, and, that they can in no wise obtain any protection from the governgient of the United States against the consequences of their misconuct. `