PROCLAMATIONS, 1936 that there are hereby reserved and set apart as the Homochitto National Forest all lands of the United States within the area shown on the diagram hereto attached and made a part hereof, and that all lands therein which may hereafter be acquired by the United States under authority of the said act of March 1, 1911, as amended, shall upon their acquisition be reserved and administered as a part of the Homochitto National Forest. The reservation made by this Proclamation shall as to all lands which are at this date legally appropriated under the public-land laws or reserved for any public purpose other than classification be subject to, and shall not interfere with or defeat, legal rights under such appropriation, nor prevent the use for such public purpose of lands so reserved, so long as such appropriation is legally maintained or such reservation remains in force. 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 20" day of July, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and thirty-six and of the [SEAL] Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and sixty-first. FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT By the President: CORDELL HULL Secretary of State. CROATAN NATIONAL FOREST-NORTH CAROLINA BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION WHEREAS certain forest lands within the State of North Carolina have been or may hereafter be acquired by the United States of Amer- ica under the authority of sections 6 and 7 of the act of March 1, 1911, ch. 186, 36 Stat. 961, as amended (U. S . C., title 16, sections 515, 516); and WHEREAS it appears that it would be in the public interest to reserve and designate such lands as the Croatan National Forest: NOW, THEREFORE, I, FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, President of the United States of America, under and by virtue of the authority vested in me by section 24 of the act of March 3, 1891, ch. 561, 26 Stat. 1095, 1103, as amended (U. S . C ., title 16, section 471), and by section 11 of the said act of March 1, 1911 (U. S. C., title 16, section 521), do proclaim that there are hereby reserved and set apart as the Croatan National Forest all lands of the United States within the following- described area, and that all lands therein which may hereafter be ac- quired by the United States under authority of said act of March 1, 1911, as amended, shall upon their acquisition be reserved and ad- ministered as a part of the Croatan National Forest: Beginning at the confluence of Brices Creek and Trent River about two miles south of New Bern in the State of North Caro- lina; thence southerly up Brices Creek to the confluence with Lees Branch; thence up Lees Branch about one mile to where the Rockwell line leaves it northward; thence with the Rockwell line northerly about % mile; thence with the Rockwell line easterly to the Norfolk Southern Railway; thence with the Norfolk Southern Railway southeasterly about 13 miles to where road July 29, 1936 [No. 2192] Croatan National Forest, N . C. Preamble. Statutory authori- zation. 38 Stat. 962. 16 U. . C.0. 515, 516. Reserving, etc. , des- ignated lands for na- tional forest. 26 Stat. 1103. 16U. .C.§471. 36 Stat. 963. 16U. .C.. 521. Description. 1759 Prior rights not af- fected.