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FEROCLAMATIONS.

[No. 1.]
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

A PROCLAMATION.

Whereas, the Washington Forest Reserve, in the State of Washington, was established by proclamation dated February twenty-second, eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, under and by virtue of 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”, which provides, “That the President of the United States may, from time to time, set apart and reserve, in any State or Territory having 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, it is further provided by the Act of Congress, approved June fourth, eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, entitled, “An act making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninetyeight, and for other purposes”, that “The President is hereby authorized at any time to modify any Executive order that has been or ma hereafter be made establishing any forest reserve, and by such modification may reduce the area or change the boundary lines of such reserve, or may vacate altogether any order creating such reserve”;

Now, therefore, I, William McKinley, President of the United States, by virtue of the power vested in me by the aforesaid act of Congress, approved June fourth, eighteen bundred and ninety-seven. do hereby make known and proclaim that there are hereby withdrawn and excluded from the aforesaid Washington Forest Reserve and restored to the public domain all those certain tracts, pieces or parcels of land particularly described as follows, to wit:

The south-west quarter of Section three (3), Sections four (4) and five (5), the east half of Section nine (9), the west half of Section ten (10), the south half of Section thirteen (13), the south half of Section fourteen (14). Section fifteen (15), the north half and the south-east quarter of Section twenty-three (23), Sections twenty-four (24), twenty-five (25) and thirty-six (36), all in Township thirty-five (35) North, Range twenty (20) East, Willamette Meridian; what will be when surveyed the south half of Township thirty-two (32) North, Range twenty-one (21) East; what will be when surveyed the north half of Township thirty-three (33) North, Range twenty-one (21) East; Townships thirty-four (34) and thirty-five (35) North, Range twenty-one (21) East; Townships thirty-one (31) to thirty-four (34), both inclusive,

April 3, 1901.

Preamble.
Vol.29, p. 896.
Vol.26, p. 1103.

Vol. 30, p. 36.

Washington Forest Reserve.

Land restored to public domain.

Range twenty-two (22) East; what will be when surveyed Sections thirty (30), thirty-one (31) and thirty-two (32) of Township thirty-five - (o, North, Range twenty-two (22) East. c. *.*.*.*.*. hat the lands hereby restored to the public domain shall be open notice. to settlement from date hereof, but shall not be subject to entry, filing or selection until after ninety days notice by such publication as the Secretary of the Interior may prescribe. 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 third day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand, nine hundred and one, and of the [SEAL.] Independence of the United States the one hundred and twenty-fifth. WILLIAM McKINLEY

By the President:

John HAY Secretary of State. [No. 2.] April 16, 1901. BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. A PROCLAMATION. Preamble. Whereas, by Executive Order dated December 27, 1875, Sections

8 and 9, township 15 south, range 2 east, San Bernardino Meridian, California, were with certain other tracts of land withdrawn from the public domain and reserved for the use of the Capitan Grande band or Village of Mission Indians; and Vol. 26, p. 712. Whereas, the Commission appointed under the provisions of the Act of Congress approved January 12, 1891; entitled “An act for the relief of the Mission Indians in the State of California”, (U. S. Statutes at Large, vol. 26, page 712) selected for the said Capitan Grande band or village of Indians certain tracts of land , and intentionally omitted and excluded from such selection the said sections 8 and 9, township 15 south, range 2 east, and reported that the tracts thus omitted included the lands upon which were found the claims of Arthur F. Head and others; and Whereas, the report and recommendations of the said Commission were approved by Executive Order dated December 29, 1891, which Order also directed that “All of the lands mentioned in said report are hereby withdrawn from settlement and entry until patents shall have issued for said selected reservations and until the recommendations of said Commission shall be fully executed, and, by the proclamation of the President of the United States, the lands or any part thereof shall be restored to the public domain”; and Whereas, a patent was issued March 10, 1894, to the said Indians for the lands selected by the Commission as aforesaid and which patent also excluded the said Sections 8 and 9, township 15 south, range 2 east; and Whereas it appears that the said Arthur F. Head can not make the requisite filings on the land occupied by him until it shall have been formally restored to the public domain, and that no good reason appears to exist for the further reservation of the said sections for the said band of Indians; ..o.o.o.o. . Now, therefore, I, William McKinley, President of the United on to p States, by virtue of the power in me vested, do hereby declare and make known that the Executive Orders dated December 27, 1875 and December 29, 1891, are so far modified as to except from their provisions Sections 8 and 9 of township 15 south, range 2 east, San Bernardino meridian, and the said sections are hereby restored to the public domain.

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 16th day of April in the year - of our Lord, one i. nine hundred and one, and of

[seAL.] the Independence of the United States the one hundred

and twenty-fifth.
WILLIAM McKINLEY
By the President:
JOHN HAY
Secretary of State.

[No. 3..]
PROCLAMATION.

June 25, 1901.

Whereas the act of Congress entitled “An Act to ratify and confirm Preamble.

an agreement with the Muscogee or Creek tribe of Indians and for other purposes,” approved on the first day of March, nineteen hundred and one, contains a provision as follows:

That the agreement negotiated between the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes and the Muscogee or Creek tribe of Indians, at the City of Washington on the eighth day of March, nineteen hundred, as herein amended, is hereby accepted, ratified, and confirmed, and the same shall be of full force and effect when ratified by the Creek national council. The principal chief, as soon as practicable after the ratification of this agreement by Congress, shall call an extra session of the Creek national council and lay before it this agreement and the Act of Congress ratifying it, and if the agreement be ratified by said council, as provided in the constitution of said nation, he shall transmit to the President of the United States the act of council ratifying the agreement, and the President of the United States shall thereupon issue his proclamation declaring the same duly ratified, and that all the provisions of this agreement have become law according to the terms thereof: Provided, That such ratification by the Creek national council shall be made within ninety days from the approval of this Act by the President of the United States,

And whereas the principal chief of the said tribe has transmitted to me an act of the Creek national council entitled “An act to ratify and confirm an agreement between the United States and the Muscogee Nation of Indians of the Indian Territory” approved the twenty-fifth day of May, nineteen hundred and one, which contains a provision as follows: That said Agreement, amended, ratified and confirmed by the Congress of the United States, as set forth in said Act of Congress *\}. March 1, 1901, is hereby accepted, ratified and confirmed on the part of the Muscogee Nation and on the part of the *: or Creek tribe of Indians constituting said Nation, as provided in said Act of Congress and as provided in the Constitution of said Nation, and the Principal Chief is hereby authorized to transmit this Act of the National Council ratifying said Agreement to the President of the United States as provided in said Act of Congress. And whereas paragraph thirty-six of said agreement contains a provision as follows: This provision shall not take effect until after it shall have been separately and specifically so by the Creek, national council and by the Seminole general council; and if not approved by either, it shall fail altogether, and be eliminated from this agreement without impairing any other of its provisions. And whereas, there has been presented to me an act of the Creek national council entitled “An Act to disapprove certain provisions, relating to Seminole citizens, in the agreement between the Muscogee

Vol. 31, p. 861. A greement with Creek Indians ratified.

July 1, 1901.

Preamble."
Vol. 28, p. 1240.

Vol. 26, p. 1103.

Vol. 30, p. 36.

Cascade Range Forest Reserve, Oreg. Lands added.

Boundaries.

approved the twenty-fifth day of May, nineteen hundred and one, by
which the provisions of said paragraph thirty-six are specifically
disapproved:
Now, therefore, I, William McKinley, President of the United
States, do hereby declare said agreement, except paragraph thirty-six
thereof, duly ratified and that all the provisions thereof, except said
paragraph thirty-six which failed of ratification by the Creek national
council, became law according to the terms thereof upon the twenty-
fifth day of May, nineteen hundred and one.
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 twenty-fifth day of June, in the
year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and one and
[SEAL.] of the Independence of the United States the one hundred

and twenty-fifth.
WILLIAM McKINLEY
By the President:
DAVID J. HILL,
Acting Secretary of State.

[No. 4.]
BY THE PRESIDENT of the UNITED STATEs of AMERICA.
A PROCLAMATION.

Whereas, the Cascade Range Forest Reserve, in the State of Oregon, was established by proclamation dated September 28, 1893, under and § virtue of section twenty-four of the Act of Congress, approved

arch third, eighteen hundred and ninety-one, entitled, “An act to repeal timber-culture laws, and for other purposes”, which provides. “That the President of the United States may, from time to time, set apart and reserve, in any State or Territory having 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, it is further provided by the Act of Congress, approved June fourth, eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, entitled, “An act making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninetyeight, and for other purposes”, that “The President is hereby authorized at any time to modify any Executive order that has been or may hereafter be made establishing any forest reserve, and by such modification may reduce the area or change the boundary lines of such

reserve, or may vacate altogether any order creating such reserve”:

Now, therefore, I, William McKinley, President of the United States, by virtue of the power vested in me by the aforesaid act of Congress, approved June fourth, eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, do hereby make known and proclaim that there is hereby reserved from entry or settlement, and added to and made a part of the aforesaid Cascade Range Forest Reserve, all those certain tracts, pieces or parcels of land lying and being situate in the State of Oregon and particularly described as follows, to wit:

The south half (S. 3) of Township one (1) South, Townships two (2) South, three (3) South, and four (4) South, Range eleven (11) East, Willamette Meridian: Townships five (5) South, Ranges nine (9) and ten (10) East; and so much of Townships six (6) South, Ranges nine (9) and ten (10) East, as lies north of the Warm Springs Indian Reservation.

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 tract of land reserved by this 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 first day of July, in the year of our Lord one thousand, nine hundred and one, and of the [seAL.] Independence of the United States the one hundred and twenty-fifth. - WILLIAM McKINLEY By the President: DAVID J. HILL, Acting Secretary of State.

[No. 5.]
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 Territory of Oklahoma, 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, William McKinley, 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 is 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 Territory of Oklahoma and particularly escribed as follows, to wit: Beginning at the south-east corner of township three (3) north, range fourteen (14) west, Indian Meridian, Territory of Oklahoma; thence north along the township line to the north-east corner of section twenty-four (24), township three (3) north, range fourteen (14) west; thence east on the section line to the south-east corner of section thirteen (13), township three (3) north, range thirteen (13) west; thence north along the range line between ranges twelve (12) and thirteen (13) west, to the oão corner of the south-east quarter of section twelve (12), township three (3) north, range thirteen (13) west; thence

Lands excepted.

Reserved from settlement.

July 4, 1901.

Preamble.
Vol. 26, p. 1103.

Forest reservation, Oklahoma.

Boundaries.

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