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3 CFR, 1949–1953 Comp. thus: 3 CFR, 1949–1953 Comp., p. 3

CHAPTER 1-PROCLAMATIONS

PROCLAMATIONS—1949

PROCLAMATION 2824

plation of the glorious blessings of free

dom which we humbly and thankfully NATIONAL FREEDOM DAY

enjoy. WHEREAS, near the end of the tragic

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereconflict between the Northern and

unto set my hand and caused the Seal Southern States, the Congress adopted a

of the United States of America to be joint resolution proposing an amendment

affixed. to the Constitution which would outlaw

DONE at the City of Washington this slavery in the United States and in every

25th day of January in the year of our place subject to its jurisdiction; and

Lord nineteen hundred and WHEREAS the resolution was signed

(SEAL] forty-nine, and of the Indeby President Lincoln on February 1, 1865,

pendence of the United States and thereafter led to the adoption of the

of America the one hundred and seventyThirteenth Amendment to the Constitu

third. tion; and

HARRY S. TRUMAN WHEREAS that Amendment is a cor- By the President: ner stone in the foundation of our American traditions, and the signing of the

DEAN ACHESON, resolution is a landmark in the Nation's

Secretary of State. effort to fulfill the principles of freedom and justice proclaimed in the first ten

PROCLAMATION 2825 amendments to the Constitution; and WHEREAS, by a joint resolution ap

ENLARGING THE CHANNEL ISLANDS NATIONAL proved June 30, 1948 (62 Stat. 1150), the

MONUMENT, CALIFORNIA Congress authorized the President to WHEREAS it appears that certain proclaim the first day of February of islets and rocks situated near Anacapa each year as National Freedom Day in and Santa Barbara Islands, which for the commemoration of the signing of the most part form the Channel Islands Naresolution of February 1, 1865; and tional Monument, established by Procla

WHEREAS the Government and peo- mation No. 2281 of April 26, 1938 (52 Stat. ple of the United States wholeheartedly 1541), are required for the proper care, support the Universal Declaration of

management, and protection of the obHuman Rights approved by the General jects of geological and scientific interest Assembly of the United Nations on De- located on lands within the said monucember 10, 1948, which declares that ment; and "recognition of the inherent dignity and WHEREAS it appears that it would be of the equal and inalienable rights of all in the public interest to extend the members of the human family is the boundaries of the said monument to infoundation of freedom, justice and peace clude the hereinafter-described areas in the world":

adjacent to the said islands: NOW, THEREFORE, I, HARRY S. NOW, THEREFORE, I, HARRY S. TRUMAN, President of the United States TRUMAN, President of the United States of America, do hereby designate Febru- of America, under and by virtue of the ary 1, 1949, and each succeeding Febru- authority vested in me by section 2 of the ary 1, as National Freedom Day; and I act of June 8, 1906, 34 Stat. 225 (16 U. S. C. call upon the people of the United States 431), do proclaim that, subject to valid to pause on that day in solemn contem- existing rights, the areas within one nau

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