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LAST PAGE OF WILSON'S NEUTRALITY PROCLAMATION, WITH

SIGNATURE OF SECRETARY BRYAN.

roadstead, or waters of the United States, without special permission, until after the expiration of three months from the time when such coal may have been last supplied to her within the waters of the United States, unless such ship of war or privateer shall, since last thus supplied, have entered a port of the government to which she belongs.

And I do further declare and proclaim that the statutes and the treaties of the United States and the law of nations alike require that no person, within the territory and jurisdiction of the United States, shall take part, directly or indirectly, in the said wars, but shall remain at peace with all of the said belligerents, and shall maintain a strict and impartial neutrality.

And I do hereby enjoin all citizens of the United States, and all persons residing or being within the territory or jurisdiction of the United States, to observe the laws thereof, and to commit no act contrary to the provisions of the said statutes or treaties or in violation of the law of nations in that behalf.

And I do hereby warn all citizens of the United States, and all persons residing or being within its territory or jurisdiction that, while the free and full expression of sympathies in public and private is not restricted by the laws of the United States, military forces in aid of a belligerent cannot lawfully be originated or organized within its jurisdiction; and that, while all persons may lawfully and without restriction by reason of the aforesaid state of war manufacture and sell within the United States arms and munitions of war, and other articles ordinarily known as “contraband of war,” yet they cannot carry such articles upon the high seas for the use or service of a belligerent, nor can they transport soldiers and officers of a belligerent, or attempt to break any blockade which may be lawfully established and maintained during the said wars without incurring the risk of hostile capture and the penalties denounced by the law of nations in that behalf.

And I do hereby give notice that all citizens of the United States and others who may claim the protection of this government, who may misconduct themselves in the premises, will do so at their peril, and that they can in no wise obtain any protection from the government of the United States against the consequences of their misconduct.

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 fourth day of August in the year

of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and fourteen, and (SEAL.] of the independence of the United States of America the

one hundred and thirty-ninth. By the President:

WOODROW WILSON. WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN, Secretary of State.

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

[Neutrality-Germany and Great Britain.)

Whereas a state of war unhappily exists between Germany and Great Britain; And Whereas the United States is on terms of friendship and amity with the contending powers, and with the persons inhabiting their several dominions;

[Here follows the identical preamble and warning against violation of quoted law as in the proclamation of neutrality in the case of hostilities between Austria-Hungary and Servia, Germany and Russia, and Germany and France. See pages 7969, 7970, 7971, 7972 and 7973.

Ed.) Done at the city of Washington this fifth day of August in the year

of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and fourteen, and (SEAL.] of the independence of the United States of America the one hundred and thirty-ninth.

WOODROW WILSON. By the President:

WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN, Secretary of State.

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

[Neutrality-Austria-Hungary and Russia.]

Whereas a state of war unhappily exists between Austria-Hungary and Russia; and Whereas the United States is on terms of friendship and amity with the contending powers, and with the persons inhabiting their several dominions;

(Here follows the identical preamble and warning against violation of quoted law as in the proclamation of neutrality in the case of hostilities between Austria-Hungary and Servia, Germany and Russia, and Germany and France. See pages 7969, 7970, 7971, 7972 and 7973.

Ed.] Done at the city of Washington this seventh day of August in the

year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and fourteen, (SEAL.] and of the independence of the United States of America the one hundred and thirty-ninth.

WOODROW WILSON. By the President:

WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN, Secretary of State.

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

[Neutrality-Great Britain and Austria-Hungary.)

Whereas a state of war unhappily exists between Great Britain and Austria-Hungary; and Whereas the United States is on terms of friendship and amity with the contending powers, and with the persons inhabiting their several dominions;

(Here follows the identical preamble and warning against violation of quoted law as in the proclamation of neutrality in the case of hostilities between Austria-Hungary and Servia, Germany and Russia, and Germany and France. See pages 7969, 7970, 7971, 7972 and 7973.

Ed.] Done at the city of Washington this thirteenth day of August in the

year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and fourteen, (SEAL.] and of the independence of the United States of America the one hundred and thirty-ninth.

WOODROW WILSON. By the President:

WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN, Secretary of State.

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

[Neutrality-France and Austria-Hungary)

WHEREAS a state of war unhappily exists between France and Austria-Hungary; And Whereas the United States is on terms of friendship and amity with the contending powers, and with the persons inhabiting their several dominions;

(Here follows the identical preamble and warning against violation of quoted law as in the proclamation of neutrality in the case of hostilities between Austria-Hungary and Servia, Germany and Russia, and Germany and France. See pages 7969, 7970, 7971, 7972 and 7973.

Ed.) Done at the city of Washington this fourteenth day of August in

the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and [SEAL.] fourteen and of the independence of the United States of America the one hundred and thirty-ninth.

WOODROW WILSON. By the President:

WlLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN, Secretary of State,

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

(Neutrality-Belgium and Germany.]

WHEREAS the United States is in fact aware of the existence of a state of war between Belgium and Germany; And Whereas the United States is on terms of friendship and amity with the contending powers, and with the persons inhabiting their several dominions;

(Here follows the identical preamble and warning against violation of quoted law as in the proclamation of neutrality in the case of hostilities between Austria-Hungary and Servia, Germany and Russia, and Germany and France. See pages 7969, 7970, 7971, 7972 and 7973.

Ed.] Done at the city of Washington this twenty-fourth day of August

in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and (SEAL.] fourteen and of the independence of the United States of America the one hundred and thirty-ninth.

WOODROW WILSON. Dy the President:

WLLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN, Secretary of State.

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

[Neutrality-Japan and Germany.)

WHEREAS a state of war unhappily exists between Japan and Germany; And Whereas the United States is on terms of friendship and amity with the contending powers, and with the persons inhabiting their several dominions;

[Here follows the identical preamble and warning against violation of quoted law as in the proclamation of neutrality in the case of hostilities between Austria-Hungary and Servia, Germany and Russia, and Germany and France. See pages 7969, 7970, 7971, 7972 and 7973.

Ed.] Done at the city of Washington this twenty-fourth day of August

in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and (SEAL.] fourteen and of the independence of the United States of America the one hundred and thirty-ninth.

WOODROW WILSON By the President:

WILLLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN, Secretary of State.

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