Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 29.djvu/900

This page needs to be proofread.

876 PROCLAMATIONS. Nos. 8, 9. not before, be opened to settlement under the terms of and subject to all the conditions, limitation s, reservations, and restrictions contained in said agreement, the statutes above specified and the laws of the United States applicable thereto. $******1*- The lands to be so opened to settlement are for greater convenience particularly described in the accompanying schedule, entitled “Schedule of Lands within the Nez Perce Indian Reservation, Idaho, to be opened to settlement by Proclamation of the President ", and which schedule is made a part hereof. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be ailixed. Done at the City of Washingtoii this 8th day of November in the ` year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and ninety- [sian,.] five, and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and twentieth. GBOVER CLEVELAND By th.. President: Ricrmnn OLNEY Secretary of State. [No. 9.] ·T¤¤¤•ry 4.1¤•¤- BY THE PRESIDENT or THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. A PROCLAMATION. wigbxim Whereas: The Congress of the United States passed an Act which ' was approved on the sixteen th day of July, eighteen hundred and ninety four, entitled “An Act to enable the people of Utah to form a Constitution and State Government and to be admitted into the Union on an equal footing with the original States," which Act provided for the election of delegates to a Constitutional Convention to meet, at the sent of government of the Territory of Utah, on the first Monday in March eighteen hundred and ninety-five. for the purpose of declaring the adoption of the Constitution of the United States by the people of the proposed State and tbrming a Constitution and State Government for such State; And whereas, delegates were accordingly elected who met, organized and declared on behalf of the people of said proposed State their adoption of the Constitution of the United States, all as provided in said Act• And whereas, said Convention, so organized, did, by ordinance irrevocable without the consent of the United States and the people of said State, as required by said Act, provide that perfect toleration of religious sentiment shall be secured and that no inhabitant of said State shall ever be molested in person or property on account of his or her mode of religious worship, but that polygamous or plural marriages are forever prohibited; and did also by said ordinance make the other various stipulations recited in Section Three of said Act; And whereas, said Convention thereupon formed a Constitution and State government for said proposed State, which Constitution, including said Ordinance, was duly submitted to the people thereof at an election held on the Tuesday next after the first Monday of November, eighteen hundred and ninety five, as directed by said Act; And whereas, the return of said election has been made and canvassed and the result thereof certified to me, together with a statement of the votes cast and a copy of said Constitution and Ordinance, all as provided in said Act, showing that a majority of the votes lawfully cast at such election was for the ratilication and adoption of said Constitution and Ordinance; And whereas the Constitution and Govern ment of said proposed State are republican in form, said Constitution is not repugnant to the Con-