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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 seventh day of February,

in the
year

of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and [SEAL.] twelve, and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and thirty-sixth.

WMH TAFT
By the President:
PC Knox

Secretary of State.

February 14, 1912.

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,

A PROCLAMATION.

Arizona.
Preamble.
Vol. 36, p. 568.

p. 42,

WHEREAS the Congress of the United States did by an Act approved on the twentieth day of June, one thousand nine hundred and ten, authorize the people of the Territory of Arizona to form a constitution and State government, and provide for the admission of such State into the Union on an equal footing with the original States upon certain conditions in said Act specified:

AND. WHEREAS said people did adopt a constitution and ask

admission into the Union: Public Laws, 1st sess., AND WHEREAS the Congress of the United States did pass a

joint resolution, which was approved on the twenty-first day of August, one thousand nine hundred and eleven, for the admission of the State of Arizona into the Union, which resolution required that, as a condition precedent to the admission of said State, the electors of Arizona should, at the time of the holding of the State election as recited in said resolution, vote upon and ratify and adopt an amendment to Section one of Article eight of their State constitution, which amendment was proposed and set forth at length in said resolution of Congress:

AND WHEREAS it appears from information laid before me that the first general State election was held on the twelfth day of December, one thousand nine hundred and eleven, and that the returns of said election upon said amendment were made and canvassed as in Section seven of said resolution of Congress provided:

AND WHEREAS it further appears from information laid before me that a majority of the legal votes cast at said election upon said

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amendment were in favor thereof, and that the Governor of said Territory has by proclamation declared the said amendment a part of the constitution of the proposed State of Arizona:

AND WHEREAS the Governor of Arizona has certified to me the result of said election upon said amendment and of the said general election: AND WHEREAS the conditions imposed by the said Act of Con- Vol, 36, P. 568.

Public Laws,1st sess., gress approved on the twentieth day of June, one thousand nine hundred and ten, and by the said joint resolution of Congress have been fully complied with:

NOW THEREFORE, I, WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT, President Declared admitted as of the United States of America, do, in accordance with the provisions of the Act of Congress and the joint resolution of Congress herein named, declare and proclaim the fact that the fundamental conditions imposed by Congress on the State of Arizona to entitle that State to admission have been ratified and accepted, and that the admission of the State into the Union on an equal footing with the other States is now complete.

IN TESTIMONY 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 fourteenth day of February,

in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and (SEAL.] twelve and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and thirty-sixth.

WM H TAFT
By the President:
HUNTINGTON WILSON

Acting Secretary of State.

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

February 15, 1912.

A PROCLAMATION

Preamble,

1st

WHEREAS, By Proclamation, effective July 1, 1911, the President National Forests in of the United States added certain lands to the Black Hills National Forest in South Dakota, and changed its boundaries by setting aside sess. p...

Proclamations, portions thereof to constitute the Harney National Forest; and

WHEREAS, In order to provide for a proper adjustment of the State's claims to lands within said National Forest in satisfaction of its common school grant a memorandum of agreement was entered into under date of January 4, 1910, between the Forester, United States Department of Agriculture, and the State of South Dakota, whereby it was agreed that the said State should relinquish all its title or claim under its grant in aid of common schools, to lands included within the Black Hills National Forest, prior to survey, being the whole or parts of sections 16 and 36 in each township, and be allowed to select other lands equivalent in acreage and value lying along and within the boundaries of said National Forest, and it was further agreed that a Board should be constituted to be composed of one representative appointed by the State of South Dakota, one by the Forester, and the third to be selected by the other two, which Board should make an examination, upon the ground, of the lands to be surrendered, the location of which had or might be fixed either by the lines of the public surveys, as extended over said forest, or by protraction; and also the land to be selected in lieu thereof; and

WHEREAS, The Board constituted under such agreement has completed its examination and designated areas of lands within the Harney and Sioux National Forests, in the State of South Dakota, equivalent in acreage and value to sections 16 and 36 included in the

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South Dakota.

Proclamations

said Black Hills National Forest prior to survey, determined as aforesaid, and the said report has been approved by the Secretary of Agriculture; and

WHEREAS, It appears that the public interest would be promoted by modifying the proclamation effective July 1, 1911, by which the

boundaries of the Black Hills National Forest were changed and the Proclamations, ist Harney National Forest created, and also the proclamation of June 30, sess., p. 30.

1911, by which the boundaries of the Sioux National Forest were changed, so as to allow the State of South Dakota, in furtherance of the aforesaid agreement, to make selection of the lands designated by the Board as aforesaid as indemnity in satisfaction of the aforesaid

portions of its common school grant; Boundaries of Black

NOW, THEREFORE, I, WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT, PresiHills, Harney, and Sioux National Forests, dent of the United States of America, by virtue of the power in me lands selections by vested by the Act of Congress approved June fourth, eighteen hundred Vol. 30, p. 36.

and ninety-seven, entitled "An Act Making Appropriations for Sundry Civil Expenses of the Government for the Fiscal Year End

ing June 30, 1898, and for other purposes," do proclaim that the

1st proclamations effective July 1, 1911, changing the boundaries of the Bess., pp. 4, 30.

Black Hills National Forest and creating the Harney National Forest, and also the proclamation of June 30, 1911, changing the boundaries of the Sioux National Forest in South Dakota, are hereby modified so as to admit of immediate selection of lands within the boundaries of said forests, by the State of South Dakota as indemnity in partial satisfaction of its common school grant and in furtherance of the

before-mentioned agreement of January 4, 1910, and not otherwise: Selected lands elimi- Provided, That all selections by the State of South Dakota hereunder

must be filed within ninety days from the date of this proclamation, or within ninety days from the approval of the official plat of survey of any unsurveyed land embraced in said report of the Board named under said agreement, and the lands embraced in selections made by the State of South Dakota hereunder, to the extent that such selections receive the final approval of the Secretary of the Interior, be, and the same are, hereby, declared eliminated from the said Harney and Sioux National Forests, such eliminations to become effective from the date of such approvals.

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 fifteenth day of February,

in the

year

of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and (SEAL.] twelve, and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and thirty-sixth.

WM H TAFT
By the President:
HUNTINGTON WILSON

Acting Secretary of State.

nated.

February 15, 1912.

Flathead Indian Res ervation, Mont.

Preamble.

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

A PROCLAMATION.
WHEREAS, it is believed that the following described land, to wit:

Lot three of section two, in township twenty-two north, of range twenty-four west, of the Montana Meridian, in the State of Montana, is a natural and prospective center of population:

NOW THEREFORE, I, WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT, President of the United States States of America, by virtue of the power in me vested by the Act of Congress entitled "An Act for the survey and allotment of lands now embraced within the limits of the Flathead Indian Reservation in the State of Montana, and the sale and disposal

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