Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 50 Part 2.djvu/952

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PROCLAMATIONS, 1937 WHEREAS the said proclamation provides that the termination of the emergency shall be determined by the President and declared by his proclamation: NOW, THEREFORE, I, FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, President of the United States of America, have determined, and do hereby declare and proclaim, that the emergency on which Proclamation No. 2223 of February 1, 1937, was based no longer exists, and I do hereby revoke the said proclamation. 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 27" day of May in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and thirty-seven, and of the [SEAL] Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and sixty-first. FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT By the President: SUMNER WELLES Acting Secretary of State. CONVEYING TO THE PEOPLE OF PUERTO RICO CERTAIN LAND HERE- TOFORE RESERVED FOR PURPOSES OF THE UNITED STATES BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION WHEREAS the President of the United States, under an act of Congress approved March 2, 1917 (39 Stat. 951-968), entitled "AN ACT To provide a civil government for Porto Rico, and for other purposes," is authorized to convey to the people of Puerto Rico from time to time, in his discretion, such lands, buildings, or interests in land or other property now owned by the United States and within the territorial limits of Puerto Rico as in his opinion are no longer needed for purposes of the United States; and WHEREAS the island within the territorial limits of Puerto Rico known as Desecheo Island, heretofore reserved by Executive Order No. 1669 of December 19, 1912, as a preserve and breeding ground for native birds, is no longer needed for purposes of the United States; and WHEREAS this island is desired by the Insular Government of Puerto Rico for use as a forest reserve and as a preserve and breeding ground for native birds, and may be advantageously used by the people of Puerto Rico; NOW, THEREFORE, I, FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, President of the United States, by virtue of the authority in me vested, do hereby proclaim and make known that Desecheo Island, located in Mona Passage, Puerto Rico, approximately in latitude eighteen degrees twenty-three minutes north, longitude sixty-seven degrees twenty-nine minutes west from Greenwich, as indicated upon the diagram hereto attached and made a part hereof, is hereby trans- ferred and conveyed, subject to the reservations and conditions here- after mentioned, to the people of Puerto Rico to be used for forest reserve and native bird preserve purposes only. Proclamation au- thorizing free entry of supplies, etc., re- voked. Ante, p. 1811 . June 16, 1937 [No. 2241] Puerto Rico. Preamble. 39 Stat. 954. Desecheo Island transferred to people of Puerto Rico. 1839