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PROCLAMATIONS, 1915. 1727 _And Whereas there are citizens of the United States residing within the_ territories or dominions of each of the said belligerents and carrying on commerce, trade, or other business or pursuits erem; And Whereas there are subjects of each of the said belligerents residing within the territory or jurisdiction of the United States, and carryingvpp commerce, tra e, or other business or pursuits therein; And ereas the laws and treaties of the United States, without interfering with the free expression of o inion and sympathy, or with the commercial manufacture or sale of) arms or mimitions of war, nevertheless impose ulpon all persons who may be within their territory and jurisdiction the duty of an impartial neutrality during the existence of the contest; And Whereas it is the duty of a neutral government not to permit or suffer the making of its waters subservient to the purposes of war; . Now, Therefore I, Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States zrgiigiimnm °! °°°` of America, in order to preserve the neutrality of the United States and of its citizens and of persons within its territory and jurisdiction, and to enforce its laws and treaties, and in order that all persons, being warned of the general tenor of the laws and treaties of the Unite States in this behalf, and of the law of nations, may thus be prevented from any violation of the same, do hereby declare and roclaim that by certain provisions of the act a proved on the V°1‘35**""1°°°"°°" 4th d)ay of March, A. D. 1909, commonly known as tlie "Penal Code of the United States" the following acts are forbidden to be done, under severe penalties, within the territory and jurisdiction of the United States, to—wit:— Am mbidd in 1. Accepting and exercising a commission to serve either of the uniuasuasuriilwry. said belligerents by land or by sea against the other belligprent. 2. Enlisting or entering into the service of either of the said bel- Liglerents as a soldier, or as a marine, or seaman on board of any vesse of war, letter of marque, or privateer. 3. Hiring or retaining another (person to enlist or enter himself in the service of either of the said belligerents as a soldier, or as a marine, or seaman on board of any vessel of war, letter of marque, or privateer. 4. Hiring another person to go beyond the limits or jurisdiction of the United States with intent to be enlisted as aforesaid. 5. Hiring another erson to go beyond the limits of the United States with intent to lie entered into service as aforesaid. 6. Retaining another person to go beyond the limits of the United States with intent to be enlisted as aforesaid. _ _ 7. Retaining another person to go beyond the lumts of the United _ States with intent to~be entered into service as aforesaid. (But the “""“ °“"“S‘”““· said act is not to be construed to extend to a citizen or subject of either belligerent who, being transiently within the United States, shall, on board of any vesse of war, which, at the time of its arrival within the United States, was fitted and equipped as such vessel of war, enlist or enter himself or hire or retain another sulzject or citizen of the same belligerent, who is transiently within the nited States, to enlist or enter himself to serve such belligerent on board such vessel of war, if the United States shall then be at peace with such belligerent. 8. Ritting out and arming, or attempting fit out and arm, or procuring to be fitted out and armed,_or knowmglgi being concerned in the furnishing, fitting out, or arming of any s p or vessel with intent that such shi or vessel shall be employed m the service of either of the said belligerents. 102620°—vor. 39--rr 2-35