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PROCLAMATIONS, 1907. 3277 Done at glhe City og Iiiashington this 14th day of February, in t e year 0 our Lord one thousand nine hundred and [SEAL.] seveln, and of the Independence of the United States the one Iundred and thirty-tirst. B h P d I . THEODORE ROOSE\'ELT y the resident: _ EIIIIIU RooT · Secretary of State. BY THE PRESIDENT or THE UNITED STATES or AMERICA jFP§{*j5;15·I9°7· A A PROCLAMATION IVHEREAS, it appears that the public good would be promoted R9;·gl§;§ §g*g*`<>F¢¤t by excluding certain lands from the Little Belt Forest Reserve, in Premiibieil ` the State 0 Montana, established by proclamation issued August X§’,§fi*pf’·32f’§26 sixteenth, nineteen hundred and two; 3254- _ i Now, therefore, I, Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United 6€g°““d“"'” ‘“°d" States of America, by virtue of the power in me vested by the Act V°l- 30· D- 36· of Congress, approved June fourth, eighteen hundred and ninety- seven, entitled, “An Act Making appropriations for sundry civil expen% of the Government for the fiscag year ending June ,thirt1eth, eighteen hundred and ninet -eight and or other ur ses do proclaim that the boundaries of) the aforesaid Little Bleilt glbreSt Reserve are hereby changed to exclude therefrom the said lands, and that the boundaries are now as shown on the diagram forming a part hereof; Excepting from the force and effect of this proclamation all lands L¤¤d¤ exceptedwhich are at this date embraced in any legal entry or covered by any lawful filing or selection duly of record in the proper United States Land OiTice,`or upon which any valid settlement has been made pursuant to law, and the statutory period within which to make entry or filing of record has not expired; and also excepting all lands which at · this date are embraced within any withdrawa or reservation for any use or purpose to which this reservation for forest uses is inconsistent: Provided, that these exceptions shall not continue to apply to any particular tract of land unless the entryman, settler, or claimant continues to comply with the law under which the entry, tiling, or settlement was made, or unless the reservation or withdrawal to which this reservation is inconsistent continues in force; not except· Foul lands. ing from the force and effect- of this proclamation, however, any land within the boundary herein described. which has been withdrawn to protect the coal therein bug this (f>I·oclan31t&o11 does lnot vacate any such coal land withdrawa · an . provi ‘ e that t iese exceptions shall not apply to any land eriibraced in any selection, entry or filing. which has been allowed or permitted to remain of record subject to the creation of a permanent reservation. The lands hereby excluded from the reserve and restored to the s“§_§3’¤;g€gl{=G{;*;¤5§; public domain shall be open to settlement from the date hereof, but main. shall not be subject to entry, filing. or selection until after ninety ¢lay`s notice by such publication as the Secretary of the Interior 1 av >rescribe. UINI IVITNESS WYHERIEOF. I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be aiiixed. _ Done at the City of \Vashington th1E115th day of lFeb1iuary. ni the year of our Lord one t ousant nine iunt red ant [s1:AL.] seven, and of the independence of the United States the one hundred and thirty-first. . TIIEononE Roosnvnm BV the President: i ELIHU Roor _ · Sec1»·etm·y of State.