Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 39 Part 2.djvu/638

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PROCLAMATIONS, 1916. 1803 "Whereas the people of the United States of America have learned with sorrow of this terrible plight of eat numbers of human beings and have most generously resp0nde§lTto the cry for help whenever such an appeal has reached them: Therefore be it "Resolved by the Senate (the House of Re resentatives concurring), That, in view of the misery, wretchedness, and hardships which these people are suffering, the President of the United States be respectfu y asked to designate a day on which the citizens of this coimtry may give expression to their sympathy by contributing to the funds now being raised for the relief of the Armenians in the belligerent countries? And Whereas, I feel confident that the eople of the United States will be moved to aid these peoples strickenlb war, famine and disease; Now, therefore, I, Woodrow Wilson, President of the United d§,°§{j€S,§}1’A“;;S3g States, in compliance with the said suggestion of the Senate, and the be 21 and 22, 1616ms: said request o the Corggress thereof; o appoint and proclaim Satur- {,‘Z§‘§;S§§Z,,§{” p“ day, October 21, and imday, October 22, 1916, as joint days upon which the people of the United States may make such contributions as thpy fee disposed for the aid of the stricken Syrian and Armenian eo es. P Cldntributions may be addressed to the American Red Cross, Washinrrton, D. C., which will care for their proper distribution. IIN 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 thirty-first day of August, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and [SEAL.] sixteen, and the Independence of the United States the one hundred- and forty-first. Woomzow W11.s0N By the President: Ronnrrr Lansme Secretary of State. Br run Pmcsrnnxr or run Unrrnn Srrnns or- Amnmca S°P*°¤·*>°**·'°“> A PROCLAMATION YVHEREAS, it appears that the southeast uarter of section c_Q`*é‘&g°;};g°{_ggg* F¢*· twenty-one, township thirty-six north, range (live west, Mount `¤‘¤¤i»b1¤·. ` Diablo Meridian, California, patented to the (`entral Pacific Railroad Company under its grant on March eleventh, eighteen hundred and ninety-six, has been occupied for over_five years by an Indian entitled to receive the tract in allotment if it were not for the grant to the Railroad Company: _ Wvhereas upon request of the Secretary of the Interior the said Railroad Company has agreed to reconvey the tract so occupied to the United States under the provisions of the Act of Congress ap- V0!-31P·1°°7· proved March fourth, one thousand nine hundred and thirteen, entitled "An Act For the relief of Indians occupying railroad lands in Arizona, New Mexico, or California", as amended by the Act ·*”"»P·*°· approved April eleventh, one thousand nine hundred and sixteen, in order that it may be available for allotment to said Indian, irovided that the said Railroad Company may he permitted to seffect in lieu thereof under the provisions of said Acts, the tract of 160 acres within the Tahoe National Forest in (`alifornia, hereinafter described; and Whereas it appears that the relinquishment is sought for the benefit of the Indian and that the tract desired in exchange by said