Proclamation, January 16, 1924

Purpose: To Modify the Boundaries of the Chelan National Forest

Date: January 16, 1924

(Original document available here)


WHEREAS, by Proclamations, the President of the United States has, at various times, created certain National Forests, within the State of Washington; and

WHEREAS, In order to provide for a proper adjustment of the claims of the State to lands within said National Forests, in satisfaction of its common school grant, a memorandum of agreement was entered into under date of December 22, 1914, between the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture and the State of Washington, whereby it was agreed that the said State should relinquish all its title or claim under its grant in aid of common schools to the whole or parts of certain sections sixteen and thirty-six included within the said National Forests prior to survey, or upon which homestead settlements had been made prior to survey and inclusion within such reservations and legally maintained, and be allowed to select other lands equivalent in acreage and value lying along and within the boundaries of said National Forests in such position that, when eliminated therefrom, all of said selected lands will lie outside the new exterior boundaries of the National Forests; and

WHEREAS, It appears that the public interests would be promoted by modifying Executive order of December 31, 1920, No. 3380, affecting the boundaries of the Chelan National Forest, so as to exclude the areas first hereinafter described, and also so as to allow the State of Washington, in furtherance of the aforesaid agreement, to make selections of the lands agreed upon for selection, and herein after described, as indemnity in satisfaction of the aforesaid portions of its common school grant;

Now, therefore, I, Calvin Coolidge, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the power in me vested by the Act of Congress approved June fourth, eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, entitled “An Act Making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, and for other purposes”, do proclaim that the boundaries of the Chelan National Forest are hereby modified to exclude therefrom the following areas, to wit:

In T. 38 N., R. 23 E., Sec. 36;

In T. 39 N., R. 23 E., Sec. 36;

In T. 33 N., R. 24 E., Secs. 16 and 36;

In T. 34 N., R. 24 E., Sec. 36;

In T. 37 N., R. 24 E., Secs. 16 and 36;

In T. 38 N., R. 24 E., Secs. 16 and 36;

In T. 39 N., R. 24 E., Sec. 36;

In T. 40 N., R. 24 E., Secs. 16 and 36;

In T. 38 N., R. 25 E., SW1/4 NE1/4, W1/2 NW1/4 and S1/2, Sec. 16;

In T. 39 N., R. 25 E., Sec. 16;

Willamette Meridian.

And I do also proclaim, under authority of the aforesaid act of June fourth, eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, that the said Executive Order is hereby further modified so as to admit of immediate selection by the State of Washington, as indemnity in partial satisfaction of its common school grant and in furtherance of the before mentioned agreement of December 22, 1914, and not otherwise, of the following described lands within the said Chelan National Forest, Washington, to wit:

“See original for coordinate data”

Willamette Meridian.

Provided, that all selections made by the State of Washington hereunder must be filed within ninety days from the date of this proclamation, and the lands embraced in selections made by the State of Washington hereunder to the extent that such selections receive the final approval of the Secretary of the Interior, be, and the same are, hereby declared eliminated from the Chelan National Forest, such eliminations to become effective from the date of such approvals.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the City of Washington, this 16th day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twenty four and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and forty-eighth.


Citation: The Statutes at Large of the United States of America from December, 1923 to March, 1925

The Coolidge Foundation gratefully acknowledges the volunteer efforts of Frank Harder who prepared this document for digital publication.

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