Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 40 Part 2.djvu/552

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1874 PROCLAMATIONS, 1918. control and under the supervision of said Postmaster General without further act or notice. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be _ _ Done by the President, in the District of Columbia, this 2nd day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand mne [snare] hundred and eighteen and of the independence of the United States the one hundred and forty-third. Woomzow Wnson By the President: Rommr Laxsmo Secretary ey State. N°"°¤¤"°"»‘°‘8· Br ran Pansmnm or rim Uxrran Srarms or Armmc.4, A PROCLAMATION. L“°d"°"“*"“’*""’ WHEREAS, the Act of Congress a proved Jul 1 1918 (Public w;%¤>¤·- 182-65th Congress), appropriations for the Naval Service for the fiscal year ending une 30, 1919, and for other purposes, provides that: _ _ _ eigutimtm °°°h°"”' "The President is hereby authorized and empowered, wrthm 4¤¢¢,P·738· the amounts herein appropriated therefor, to take over immediately for the United States, possession of and title to each and all of the parcels of land, includingl appurtenances and improvements for the acquisition of wbic authority is herein %anted and for which appropriations are herein made; Provided, hat if said lands and a purtenauces and improvements shall be taken over as aforesaid: the United States shall make just compensation therefor, to be determined by the President, and 1f the amount thereof, so determined by the President is unsatisfactory to the person entitled to receive the same, such person shall be paid seventy-Eve percentum of the amormt so determined by the President and shall be entitled to sue the United States to recover such further sum as added to said seventy-five per centum will make up such amount as will be just compensation therefor, in the manner provided for by section 24 aragraph 20 (and) section 145, of the Judicial Code; Provided Further, That ppon the taking over of said property by the President as oresaid, the tit e to all property so taken over shall immediately vest in the United States ;’ and WHEREAS, the Act of Congress aforesaid, authorizes the acquisitionl of additional land for Naval purposes at the following places, _ name v: """’ ""‘ ‘2°’m‘ Naval Training Station, Great Lakes, Ill.; Navy Yard, Puget Sound, Wash.; ""“**"m‘ and also authorizes the aclquisition of land at Quantico, Va., as a permanent Marme Corps ase, and makes appropriations for the ac uisition of the land required at the places mentioned; and WHE REAS, it is a military necasity for the United States to take possession of the tracts of land required for Naval purposes at the places aforesaid, together with all improvements, easements, rights of way, riparian and other rights and privile es appiutenant or appertaining in an way to the said tracts of gland, and to begin without delay the develo ment of the said tracts of land for the uses _ and Sppposes of the navaii service of the United States: d§,_§§,§_§’f;‘¤,f§fk°“ °' N , THEERFORE, KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRES- EN TS, that I, WOODROW WILSON, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the power and authority vested in me by