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IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States of America to be affixed. Done at the City of Washington this ninth day of June, in the year
of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and thirty-four (SEAL) and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and fifty-eighth,
FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT By the President: CORDELL HULL
Secretary of State.
WHEREAS public interests require that the Congress of the United
Preamble. States should be convened in extra session at twelve o'clock, noon, on the Ninth day of March, 1933, to receive such communication as may be made by the Executive; Now, Therefore, I, Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United Convening extra ses
sion of Congress, March States of America, do hereby proclaim and declare that an extraor- 9, 1933. dinary occasion requires the Congress of the United States to convene in extra session at the Capitol in the City of Washington on the Ninth day of March, 1933, at twelve o'clock, noon, of which all persons who shall at that time be entitled to act as members thereof are hereby required to take notice.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the great seal of the United States.
Done at the City of Washington this Fifth day of March, in the year of our Lord One Thousand Nine Hundred and Thirty-three, and (SEAL of the Independence of the United States the One Hundred and Fifty-seventh.
FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT
Secretary of State.
[BANK HOLIDAY, MARCH 6-9, 1933, INCLUSIVE]
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
March 6, 1933.
WHEREAS there have been heavy and unwarranted withdrawals of gold and currency from our banking institutions for the purpose of hoarding; and
WHEREAS continuous and increasingly extensive speculative activity abroad in foreign exchange has resulted in severe drains on the Nation's stocks of gold; and
WHEREAS these conditions have created a national emergency; and
WHEREAS it is in the best interests of all bank depositors that a period of respite be provided with a view to preventing further hoarding of coin, bullion or currency or speculation in foreign exchange and permitting the application of appropriate measures to protect the interests of our people; and