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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
April 3, 1901.
Preamble. Whereas, the Washington Forest Reserve, in the State of Washington, was established by proclamation dated' February twenty-second,
Vol, 29, p. 896. eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, under and by virtue of section Vol. 26, p. 1103. 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 prociamation, declare the establishment of such reservations and the limits thereof";
And whereas, it is further provided by the Act of Congress, approved Vol. 30, p. 36. 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 moditication may reduce the area or change the boundary lines of such reserve, or may vacate altogether any order creating suca reserve”;
Now, therefore, I, William McKinley, President of the United Washington Forest States, by virtue of the power vested in me by the aforesaid act of Congress, approved June fourth, eighteen kundred and ninety-seven, do bereby make known and proclaim that there are hereby withdrawn and excluded from the aforesaid Washington Forest Reserve and restored to the public domain all those certain tracts, pieces or parcels of land particularly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-tive (35) North, Range twenty-one (21) East; Townships thirty-one (31) to thirty-four (34), both inclusive,
Land restored public domain.
Subject to entry, etc.. 90 days after notice.
Range twenty-two (22) East; what will be when surveyed Sections thirty (30), thirty-one (31) and thirty-two (32) of Township thirty-five (35) North, Range twenty-two (22) East.
That the lands hereby restored to the public domain shall be open 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:
Secretary of State.
April 16, 1901.
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
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; Land in California Now, therefore, I, William McKinley, President of the United restored to public do
States, by virtue of the power in me vested, do hereby declare and make known that the Executive Orders dated December 27, 1875 and