Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 39 Part 2.djvu/540

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1>ii0cL.i1vLiT10Ns, 1915. 1731 lands to examine them with a view to thereafter oing upon and makingsettlement thereon when the lands shall Iiecome subject thereto in accordance with this proclamation. Persons having prior _Pri¤>r semomont settlement rights or preferences, as above defined, will be allowed to "g°°°’°°°‘ make entry in conformity with existing law and regulations. _ It is not intended by this proclamation to reserve any land not ·*-r¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤<i- immediately heretofore embraced in a National Forest nor to exclude any land except the areas indicated as eliminations on the diagram hereto annexe . 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 ninth day of June, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and fifteen, and [SEAL.] of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and thirty-ninth. Woomzow Winsor: By the President: Ronmvr Lansmo, — Secretary of State ad interim. Br run Pansmmivr or run Unrrnn Srivrns or Aunnrca _ A PROCLAMATION wnnnms it o oro that tho oioiao good win be promoted by .,$··2,“.·;*°’“·*~*°¤***°°*· excluding from thelgiiiuoia National) Forest, California certain areas, §'°•¤*’*°- and restoring the public lands therein in a manner authorized b the Act of Congress approved September thirtieth nineteen hundred, and v°L 38*** "3‘ thirteen, entitled "An Act o authorize the President to provide a method for opening lands restored from reservation or withdrawal, and for other urposes"; Ar _ _ _ Now, thereiore, I, WOODROW WILSON, President of the United voi°:¤>,p. zo. °d` States of America, by virtue of the ppwer in me vested by the Act of Co ess approved une fourth, eig teen hundred and ninety-seven (iiiilglzat., 11 at 34 and 36) entitle "An Act Making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of, the Government for the fisc ear ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, and for other urposes", do roclaim that the boundaries of the Sequoia National liorest are hereliy changed to exclude the areas indicated as eliminations on the diagram hereto annexed and forming a part hereof. And I do further proclaim and make known t at in my judgment m§:g*g§§m*:;{gt ¤· it is proper and necessary in the interest of equal opportunity and ` good administration that all of such excluded lands su ject to disposition should be restored to settlement in advance of entry, and pursuant to the authority reposed in me by the aforesaid Act of Septem- v°L °°·*" “°‘ ber thirtieth, nineteen hundred and thirteen, I do hereby direct and provide that such lands, sub-ect to valid rights and the provisions _ of existing withdrawals, sha be open to actual_settlers only imder T*¤·•°‘°P•¤*¤¢· 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 sixty-third day from and after the date hereof, and thereafter to entry and disposition under any and all of the public land laws applicable thereto. _ ersons who go upon any of the lands to be restored as herein pro- ;§f,',,“Q: vided and erform any act of settlement thereon from and inclu ing epwinsthe date og) this proclamation until nine o’cl0ck a. m., standard time, on the sixty-third day from and after the date hereof, or who are on or are occupying any part of such lands at said hour, except those having valid subsisting settlement rights imtiated prior to reserva-