Executive Order 4467

It is hereby ordered that two small islands known as Johnston Island and Sand Island, located in the Pacific Ocean, approximately in latitude 16° 44′ 45″ North and longitude 169° 30′ 30″ West from Greenwich, as segregated by the broken line shown upon the diagram hereto attached and made a part of this order, be and the same are hereby reserved and set apart for the use of the Department of Agriculture as a refuge and breeding ground for native birds.

It is unlawful for any person to hunt, trap, capture, willfully disturb or kill any bird of any kind whatever, or take the eggs of such bird within the limits of this reserve, except under such rules and regulations as may be published by the Secretary of Agriculture.

Warning is expressly given to all persons not to commit any of the acts herein enumerated, under the penalties prescribed by Section 84 of the U.S. Penal Code, approved March 4, 1909 (35 Stat., 1088), as amended by the Act approved April 15, 1924 (43 Stat., 98).

This reservation to be known as Johnston Island Reservation.

Signature of Calvin Coolidge

The White House,

June 29, 1926.

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