Executive Order 1253

By virtue of the authority vested in me I hereby establish the following order for the Canal Zone:

Section 1. The Isthmian Canal Commission is hereby authorized and empowered to establish rules and regulations, from time to time, for the leasing of public lands in the Canal Zone, in accordance with the provisions of the Act of Congress, approved February 27, 1909, and entitled: "An act relating to the use, control and ownership of lands in the Canal Zone, Isthmus of Panama."

Section 2. The leases for public lands authorized to be made under said Act of Congress shall be executed by the officer in charge of the Land Office of the Canal Zone Government, with the approval of the Head of the Department of Civil Administration: but the Isthmian Canal Commission, with the approval of the Secretary of War may designate some other officers to execute or approve such leases, when, in the opinion of the Commission it is necessary or convenient to do so.

Signature of William Howard Taft
Wm. H. Taft.

The White House,

October 7, 1910.

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