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PROCLAMATIONS BY THE PRESI-
DENT OF THE UNITED STATES.

No. 4.
June 26, 1903.

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

A PROCLAMATION.

Preamble.

... Whereas, by “An Act Authorizing the President to re33 Stats. L., pt. 2, p. 2314.' serve public lands and buildings in the island of Porto

Rico for public uses, and granting other public lands and buildings to the government of Porto Rico, and for other purposes," approved July 1, 1902, the President is authorized to make, within one year after the approval of said act such reservation of public lands and buildings belonging to the United States in the Island of Porto Rico for military, naval, light-house, marine hospital, post offices, custom houses, United States Courts and other public uses as he may deem necessary, all public lands and buildings, not including harbor areas, navigable streams and bodies of water and the submerged land underlying the same, owned by the United States in said Island and not so reserved, being granted to the government of Porto Rico upon the condition that such government by proper authority, release to the United States any interest or claim they may have in or upon the lands or buildings reserved under the provisions of said act; and

Whereas, the government of Porto Rico, by an act of the Legislative Assembly of said Island entitled “An Act Authorizing the Governor of Porto Rico to convey certain lands to the United States for naval, military and other public purposes," approved February 16, 1903, has authorized the governor of Porto Rico to release any interest or claim that the people of said Island “ now have or may hereafter acquire in and upon any lands or buildings belonging to the United States," for public uses under and by virtue of the power vested in the President under the

terms of the act of the Congress above cited; Public lands Now, Therefore, I, THEODORE ROOSEVELT, President of reserved for the United States, by virtue of the authority in me vested, naval purposes. and in pursuance of said Act of the Congress, approved

July 1, 1902, do hereby declare, proclaim and make known that the following described lands be, and the same are hereby, reserved for naval purposes, to-wit:

in Porto Rico

All public lands, natural, reclaimed, partly reclaimed, or which may be reclaimed, in the island of Porto Rico, embraced within the following boundaries:

1. The public land lying south of the Caguas Road, Description. shown on the United States Hydrographic Map No. 1745 of July, 1898, and for 250 feet north of said Caguas Road, to be bounded on the west by a true north and south line passing through the eastern corner of the railway station shown on said map, on the south by the shore of the harbor, and to extend east 2400 feet, more or less, to include 80 acres; provided, however, that there may be excepted from the foregoing reservation such areas as may by the Secretary of the Navy be deemed requisite to provide suitable access to the City of San Juan across said reservation by railroad or other public highways. . 2. The entire island lying to the southward of the above described reservations, and shown on the United States Hydrographic Map No. 1745 of July 1898 as Isla Grande (or Manglar), said island being more particularly described as situated in the northeastern part of the harbor of San Juan, Porto Rico, and bounded on the north by the Cano de San Antonio and the strait connecting the Cano de San Antonio with Miraflores Bay, on the east by the strait connecting the Cano de San Antonio with Miraflores Bay and by Miraflores Bay; on the south by Miraflores Bay and by the waters of that part of the harbor of San Juan which separates Isla Grande from Anegado and Largo shoals, and on the west by that part of the waters of the harbor of San Juan which separates Isla Grande from the city of San Juan and the Puntilla.

3. All public lands and the structures thereon, situated on the peninsula extending into the harbor on the south side of the city of San Juan, Porto Rico, known as the Barrio de la Puntilla, or Puntilla Point, bounded on the north by the south boundary of the Paseo de la Princesa, and on the east, south and west, by the navigable waters of the harbor of San Juan, at such port warden's line as may be established by competent authority.

4. The public lands south of the Scarf wall on the Pun- Infra. tilla, known as the Park and the Presidio and bounded on the north by the said Scarf wall; on the east by a line drawn 74 feet east of the northeast corner of the San Justo Bastion; on the south by the south side of Paseo de la Princesa ; and on the west by the deep water channel of the harbor entrance.

5. All public lands and buildings thereon, belonging to the United States on the Island of Culebra and adjacent keys, lying between the parallels of 18° 15' and 18° 23' north latitude and between the meridians of 65° 12' and 65° 25' west longitude.

In witness whereof, I have here unto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the City of Washington, this 26th day of June

in the year of our Lord one thousand, nine SEAL.] hundred and three, and of the independence of

the United States the one hundred and twentyseventh.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT By the President:

JOHN ILAY

Secretary of State.

ORDER REVOKING RESERVATION OF THE PRESIDIO.

Supra.

It is hereby ordered that so much of the order or proclamation by me signed on June 26, 1903, reserving certain lands in the Island of Porto Rico for naval uses as set apart and reserved that certain building and tract of land known as The Presidio or penitentiary at San Juan, be and the same is hereby modified, and the said tract of land together with the buildings thereon are hereby ordered withdrawn from the operation of the said above referred to proclamation or order, and from any and all effect thereof.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT. WHITE HOUSE, June 30, 1903.

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

No. 5.

June 30, 1903. A PROCLAMATION.

33 Stats. L.,

pt. 2, p. 2315, Whereas, by “An Act Authorizing the President to re- Preamble. serve public lands and buildings in the island of Porto Rico for public uses, and granting other public lands and buildings to the government of Porto Rico, and for other purposes," approved July 1, 1902, the President is authorized to make, within one year after the approval of said act such reservation of public lands and buildings belonging to the United States in the Island of Porto Rico for military, naval, light-house, marine hospital, post offices, custom houses, United States Courts and other public uses as he may deem necessary, all public lands and buildings, not including harbor areas, navigable streams and bodies of water and the submerged land underlying the same, owned by the United States in said Island and not so reserved, being granted to the government of Porto Rico upon the condition that such government by proper authority, release to the United States any interest or claim they may have in or upon the lands or buildings reserved under the provisions of said act; and

Whereas, the government of Porto Rico, by an act of the Legislative Assembly of said Island entitled “An Act Authorizing the Governor of Porto Rico to convey certain lands to the United States for naval, military and other public purposes," approved February 16, 1903, has authorized the governor of Porto Rico to release any interest or claim that the people of said Island “now have or may hereafter acquire in and upon any lands or buildings

public uses.

Public building site.

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belonging to the United States," for public uses under and by virtue of the Power vested in the President under

the terms of the act of the Congress above cited; Public lands Now, Therefore, I, THEODORE ROOSEVELT, President of in Porto Rico reserved for the United States, by virtue of the authority in me vested,

and in pursuance of said Act of the Congress, approved July 1, 1902, do hereby declare, proclaim and make known that the following described lands be, and the same are

hereby, reserved. Description. For a public building site in the city of San Juan the

following parcel of land. That certain tractor piece lying in a northerly direction from block number fifty five of said city and southerly and westerly from block number ninety, the said tract being now vacant and containing an approximate area of one thousand by two hundred feet,-as appears by a map of San Juan, compiled in the office of the Bureau of Public Works, by A. Morales, in

1901. Marine hos For the use of the Marine hospital service, a parcel of

land at San Juan lying next west of the north and south line of the eastern boundary line of the military reservation west of the first line of defense, near San Antonio bridge,running three hundred feet front east and west along the so called military road and extending toward

the north to the old stone ditch defense. C us to m· For Custom House purposes:

The lots and buildings used and occupied as custom houses at Ponce, Mayaguez and Humacao and the right until otherwise ordered to the use of the lots and buildings within the Puntilla point at San Juan now used and occupied by the Custom authorities for custom house pur

poses in said city. Light-houses, For light house and buoy purposes at San Juan:

Beginning at a point S. 45 deg. E., 8 ft. from corner of para pet; thence S. 45 deg. E., 7.9 ft.; thence S. 7.9 ft.; thence S. 5 deg. E., 4.3 ft.; thence W., 10 ft., thence N. 45 deg. W. 108 ft.; thence N. 7 ft. ; thence E. 5 ft.; thence N. 3 ft.; thence N. 45 deg. E., 7.9 ft.; thence E. 7.9 to point of beginning.

Contains 400 sq. ft.
The San Juan Bastion.

Beginning at S. E. cor. of bastion, thence N. 12 deg. 45 W., 36.5 ft.; thence along curb line S. 87 deg: 45 W., 104.5 ft.; thence S. 5 deg. 15 W., 39.5 ft.; thence S. 68 deg., E., 63.2 ft.; thence N. 61 deg. E., 63 ft., to point of beginning.

Contai 0.111 acre.
Land Adjacent to San Juan Bastion.

Beginning at the N. E. corner of San Justo Bastion, thence North 78 deg., 30 East, 86.4 feet; thence South 16 deg., East 41.7 ft.; thence South 39 deg., 45 West, 67.6 feet; thence South 88 deg. West, 91.6 feet; thence North 18 feet; thence North 61 deg. East, 63 feet; thence North 12 deg., 45 West, 32.5 feet; to point of beginning.

Contains 0.168 acre.

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For Lamp Shop and Buoy Depot:

Lamp shops,

etc. Beginning at a point in the centre of proposed street; South 75 deg., 56 East, 1356 feet from N. E. corner of Military Ovens and South 4 deg. 55 East, 505 feet from S. W. corner of Industrial School; thence North 4 deg. 37 East, 438 feet; thence North 83 deg., 20 West, 100 feet; thence South 4 deg. 37 West, 993 feet; thence South 85 deg., 23 East 100 feet; thence North 4 deg. 37 East, 555 feet to point of beginning.

Contains 2.28 acres.

Also for light house purposes at Cape San Juan, an Light-houses. area of 150 acres; also at Point Mulas an area of ground of 276, acres; also at Point Ferro an area of 1100 acres; also at Point Tuna an area of 44 acres; also at Point Figuras an area of 1 acre; also at Muertos Island an area of 73 acres; also at Guanica an area of 178acres; also at Cape Rojo an area of 8760% acres; also at Point Jiguero an area of 2-4% acres; also at Point Borinquen an area of 1786 acres; also at Arecibo an area of 70% acres, all as indicated on maps and plats prepared by the Light House Bureau of the Third Light House District of Porto Rico, which said maps and plats showing the ares a reserved have been this day by me signed and ordered filed in the Department of State; Also for Light House purposes at Mona Island a tract of land at and about the present light house station consisting of the area which lies East of a North and South line 500 ft. to the westward of the centre of the present light house in said Island; also that Island lying south of Ponce known as Cardona Island.

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 30th day of June

in the year of our Lord one thousand, nine SEAL.] hundred and three, and of the independence

of the United States the one hundred and twenty-seventh.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT By the President:

FRANCIS B LOOMIS

Acting Secretary of State

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, NO.8 1902

33 Stats. L., A PROCLAMATION.

pt. 2, p. 2319. Whereas, by the resolution of the Senate of March 19,

to of Monch 10 Preamble. 1903, the approval by Congress of the reciprocal Commercial Convention between the United States and the

a Reference to the maps and charts mentioned would seem to iudicate that this is an error in copying and that the word should be “ areas."

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