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Opening of the Panama Canal. By the President of the United States of America, A Proclamation

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Opening of the Panama Canal. By the President of the United States of America, A Proclamation
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Wilson, Woodrow
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[OPENING OF THE PANAMA CANAL.]


J3S the lPreelbent of the Itlniteb States of gmerica,


R IDroclamation:


W HEREAS, Section 4 of the Act of Congress entitled "An Act To pro-
vide for the opening, maintenance, protection and operation of the
Panama Canal, and the sanitation and government of the Canal
Zone", approved August 24, 1912, (37 Stat. L. 561) and known as the Panama
Canal Act, provides that upon the completion of the Panama Canal the
President shall cause it to be officially and formally opened for use and opera-
tion; and

WHEREAS, the Canal is completed, and is open for commerce;

Now, THEREFORE, I, WOODROw WILSON, President of the United States
of America, acting under the authority of the Panama Canal Act, do hereby
declare and proclaim the official and formal opening of the Panama Canal for
use and operation in conformity with the laws of the United States.

1 Mifless W heSnI f, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the
seal of the United States to be affixed.

DONE in the District of Columbia, this 12th day of July, in the
year of our Lord One Thousand Nine Hundred and Twenty,
[SEAL.] and of the Independence of the United States of America, the
One Hundred and Forty-fifth.

WOODROW WILSON

By the President:
NORMAN H. DAVIS
Acting Secretary of State.


[No. I570.]




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)...[OPENINGOFTHEPANAMACANAL.]tbeof tbeStates of Bmerica,BWHEREAS,Section"4oftheActof Congressentitled"AnActToprovidefortheopening,maintenance,protectionandoperationofthePanamaCanal,andthesanitationandgovernmentoftheCanalZone",approvedAugust24, 1912,(37Stat.L. 561)andknownasthePanamaCanal Act, providesthatuponthecompletion ofthePanamaCanalthePresidentshall causeittobeofficiallyandformallyopenedfor useandoperation;andWHEREAS,theCanal is completed,andisopenfor commerce;Now,THEREFORE,I,WOODROWWILSON,PresidentoftheUnitedStatesof America,actingundertheauthorityofthePanamaCanal Act, doherebydeclareandproclaimtheofficialandformal opening ofthePanamaCanal for useandoperationinconformitywiththelaws oftheUnitedStates.Ihavehereuntosetmyhandandcausedtheseal oftheUnitedStatestobeaffixed.DONEintheDistrictof Columbia,this12thdayofJuly,intheyearofourLordOneThousandNineHundredandTwenty,[SEAL.]andoftheIndependenceoftheUnitedStatesof America,theOneHundredandForty-fifth.WOODROWWILSONBythePresident:NORMANH.DAVISActingSecretary of State.[No. 1570.]



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[OPENING OF THE PANAMA CANAL.] IMp the Preeibent of the Utniteb Ztates of EImerica, 14 Proclamation: W HEREAS, Section 4 of the Act of Congress entitled "An Act To provide for the opening, maintenance, protection and operation of the Panama Canal, and the sanitation and government of the Canal Zone", approved August 24, 1912, (37 Stat. L. 561) and known as the Panama Canal Act, provides that upon the completion of the Panama Canal the President shall cause it to be officially and formally opened for use and operation; and WHEREAS, the Canal is completed, and is open for commerce; Now, THEREFORE, I, WOODROW WILSON, President of the United States of America, acting under the authority of the Panama Canal Act, do hereby declare and proclaim the official and formal opening of the Panama Canal for use and operation in conformity with the laws of the United States. n Mitn B Mhereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. DONE in the District of Columbia, this 12th day of July, in the year of our Lord One Thousand Nine Hundred and Twenty, [SEAL.] and of the Independence of the United States of America, the One Hundred and Forty-fifth. WOODROW WILSON By the President: NORMAN H. DAVIS Acting Secretary of State. [No. 1570.]