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A COMPILATION

OF THE

MESSAGES AND PAPERS

OF the

PRESIDENTS
1789- 1905

JAMES D. RICHARDSON

A REPRESENTAtive FROM THE STATE of TENNESSEE

(WITH REVISIONS)

VOLUME XI AND INDEX

PUBLISHED BY
BUREAU OF NATIONAL LITERATURE AND ART

HARWARD COLLEGE LIBRARY

JUL 1 1914

CHARLES ELLIOTT PERKIN8
MEMORIAL COLLECTION

There is no copyright on this work, as President Roosevelt considers that his Messages and Speeches delivered while President have been dedicated to and are the property of the public.

BY THE PRESIDENT of THE UNITED STATES of AMERICA.
A PROCLAMATION.

Whereas, it is provided by section twenty-four of the Act of Congress, approved March third, eighteen hundred and ninety-one, entitled, “An act to repeal timber-culture laws, and for other purposes”, “That the President of the United States may, from time to time, set apart and reserve, in any State or Territory having public land bearing forests, in any part of the public lands wholly or in part covered with timber or undergrowth, whether of commercial value or not, as public reservations, and the President shall, by public proclamation, declare the establishment of such reservations and the limits thereof.”; And whereas, the public lands in the State of Utah, within the limits hereinafter described, are in part covered with timber, and it appears that the public good would be promoted by setting apart and reserving said lands as a public reservation; Now, therefore, I, THEODORE ROOSEVELT, President of the United States, by virtue of the power in me vested by section twenty-four of the aforesaid Act of Congress, do hereby make known and proclaim that there are hereby reserved from entry or settlement and set apart as a Public Reservation all those certain tracts, pieces or parcels of land lying and being situate in the State of Utah, and within the boundaries particularly described as follows: Beginning at the north-east corner of Township thirty-three (33) South, Range six (6) West, Salt Lake Meridian, Utah; thence southerly to the south-east corner of Section twenty-four (24), said township; thence westerly to the north-west corner of Section twentyseven (27), said township; thence southerly to the north-west corner of Section ten (Io), Township thirty-four (34) South, Range six (6) West; thence easterly to the north-east corner of said section; thence southerly to the south-east corner of Section thirty-four (34), Township thirty-five (35) South, Range six (6) West; thence westerly along the Seventh (7th) Standard Parallel South to the north-east corner of Section five (5), Township thirty-six (36) South, Range six (6) West; thence southerly to the south-east corner of the northeast quarter of Section twenty (20), Township thirty-eight (38) South, Range six (6) West; thence westerly to the south-west corner of the north-west quarter of Section twenty-four (24), Township thirty-eight (38) South, Range seven (7) West; thence southerly to the south-east corner of Section thirty-five (35), said township; thence westerly to the north-east corner of Section four (4), Township thirty-nine (39) South, Range seven (7) West; thence southerly to the south-east corner of Section nine (9), said township; thence westerly to the north-east corner of the north-west quarter of Section

seventeen (17), said township; thence southerly to the south-east corner of the north-west quarter of said section; thence westerly to the south-west corner of the north-west quarter of said section; thence southerly to the south-east corner of Section eighteen (18), said township; thence westerly to the south-west corner of Section thirteen (13), Township thirty-nine (39) South, Range eight (8) West; thence northerly to the south-east corner of Section eleven (II), said township; thence westerly to the south-west corner of said section; thence northerly to the south-east, corner of the north-east quarter of Section three (3), said township; thence westerly to the south-west corner of the north-east quarter of said section; thence northerly to the south-east corner of the north-west quarter of Section thirty-four (34), Township thirty-eight (38) South, Range eight (8) West; thence westerly to the south-west corner of the north-west quarter of Section thirty-three (33), said township; thence northerly to the south-east corner of the north-east quarter of Section twenty (20), said township; thence westerly to the south-west corner of the northwest quarter of said section; thence northerly to the south-east corner of Section eighteen (18), said township; thence westerly to the southwest corner of said section; thence northerly to the south-east corner of the north-east quarter of Section thirteen (13), Township thirtyeight (38) South, Range nine (9) West; thence westerly to the southwest corner of the north-east quarter of Section fourteen (14), said township; thence northerly to the south-east corner of the south-west quarter of Section two (2), said township; thence westerly to the south-west corner of said section; thence northerly to the north-west corner of said section; thence westerly to the south-west corner of Township thirty-seven (37) South, Range nine (9) West; thence northerly to the north-west corner of Township thirty-six (36) South, Range nine (9) West; thence easterly along the Seventh (7th) Standard Parallel South to the north-east corner of said township; thence northerly to the north-west corner of Township thirty-five (35) South, Range eight (8) West; thence easterly to the south-east corner of Township thirty-four (34) South, Range eight (8) West; thence northerly to the north-west corner of Township thirty-three (33) South, Range seven (7) West; thence easterly to the north-east corner of Township thirty-three (33) South, Range six (6) West, the place of beginning; such of the above-named corners as have not been established by the official surveys being intended to be located at the points where such corners would fall in projecting the surveys in the directions indicated without allowing for any irregularities which may occur in actually extending the surveys; Excepting from the force and effect of this proclamation all lands which may have been, prior to the date hereof, embraced in any legal

entry or covered by any lawful filing duly of record in the proper United States Land Office, or upon which any valid settlement has been made pursuant to law, and the statutory period within which to make entry or filing of record has not expired: Provided, that this exception shall not continue to apply to any particular tract of land unless the entryman, settler or claimant continues to comply with the law under which the entry, filing or settlement was made. Warning is hereby expressly given to all persons not to make settlement upon the lands reserved by this proclamation. The reservation hereby established shall be known as The Sevier Forest Reserve. 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 12th day of May, (SEAL.] in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and five, and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and twenty-ninth.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT. By the President: FRANcis B. Loomis, Acting Secretary of State.

BY THE PRESIDENT of THE UNITED STATES of AMERICA.
A PROCLAMATION.

Whereas, it is provided by section twenty-four of the Act of Congress, approved March third, eighteen hundred and ninety-one, entitled, “An act to repeal timber-culture laws, and for other purposes,” “That the President of the United States may, from time to time, set apart and reserve, in any State or Territory having public land bearing forests, in any part of the public lands wholly or in part covered with timber or undergrowth, whether of commercial value or not, as public reservations, and the President shall, by public proclamation, declare the establishment of such reservations and the limits thereof";

And whereas, the public lands in the State of Colorado, within the limits hereinafter described, are in part covered with timber, and it appears that the public good would be promoted by setting apart and reserving said lands as a public reservation;

Now, therefore, I, THEODORE ROOSEVELT, President of the United States, by virtue of the power in me vested by section twenty-four of the aforesaid Act of Congress, do hereby make known and proclaim that there are hereby reserved from entry or settlement and set apart as a Public Reservation all those certain tracts, pieces or parcels of

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