twenty-first, and December twenty-eighth, one thousand nine hundred and twenty-two, respectively, it is hereby ordered that the public lands in the excluded areas, subject to valid rights and the provisions of existing withdrawals, shall be opened only to entry under the homestead and desert-land laws by qualified ex-service men of the War with Germany, under the terms and conditions of · said resolutions and the regulations issued thereunder, for a period of ninety-one days, beginning with the sixty-third day from and after
,c_°° °‘° the date hereof, and thereafter any of said land remaining unentered
will be subject to appropriation under any public land law applicable thereto by the general public. Subsequent to the date hereof and prior to the date of restoration to general disposition as herein provided, no rights may be acquired to the excluded lands by settlement in_ advance of entry, or otherwise except strictly in accordance herewith.
°”“°‘“°”· Prospective applicants may, during the period of twenty days
preceding the date on which the lands shall become subject to entry, selection or location of the form desired under the provisions of this proclamation, execute their applications in the manner provided by law and present the same, accompanied by the require payments, to the proper United States land office in person, by mail, or otherwise, and all applications so filed, together with such as may be submitted at the hour fixed, shall be treated as though simultaneously filed and shall be disposed of in the manner prescribed by existing regulations. Under such regulations conflicts o equal rights will be determined by a drawing.
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 sixteenth day of June, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twenty- [SEAL.] three, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and forty-seventh. j A Wamum G Haxnmo By the President:
Cmuzrms E. Hoouns
Secretary of State.
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“*““ F° N‘“°"°’ WHEREAS it appears that the public good will be promoted by F°rir“e¤•%mli°x` transferrin t0,the Carson National Forest, New Mexico, certain land; ‘*”“’ °' N"' heretofore forming part of the Santa Fe National Forest, in the same State·
Ans dimmrnse. Now, therefore, I, WARREN G. HARDING, President of the United V°‘·"°· P·“· States of America, by virtue of the power in me vested by the Act of Congress approved June fourth, eighteen hundred and ninety-seven (3(lLStat., 11, at 34 and 36) entitle , "An Act Making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, and for other pures", do proclaim that the boundaries of the Santa Fe National Forest are hereby changed and are now as shown upon the diagram hereto annexed and forming a part hereof; and that this proclama- Am, p.1919. tion and that changing the boundaries of the Carson National Forest, which I have also signed this day, are made and are intended to be, and shall be considered as one act to become effective simultaneously.