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CHAPTER I-PROCLAMATIONS PROCLAMATIONS—1949

plation of the glorious blessings of freedom which we humbly and thankfully enjoy.

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

DONE at the City of Washington this 25th day of January in the year of our

Lord nineteen hundred and (SEAL) forty-nine, and of the Inde

pendence of the United States of America the one hundred and seventythird.

HARRY S. TRUMAN
By the President:
DEAN ACHESON,

Secretary of State.

PROCLAMATION 2825

PROCLAMATION 2824

NATIONAL FREEDOM DAY WHEREAS, near the end of the tragic conflict between the Northern and Southern States, the Congress adopted a joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution which would outlaw slavery in the United States and in every place subject to its jurisdiction; and

WHEREAS the resolution was signed by President Lincoln on February 1, 1865, and thereafter led to the adoption of the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution; and

WHEREAS that Amendment is a corner stone in the foundation of our American traditions, and the signing of the resolution is a landmark in the Nation's effort to fulfill the principles of freedom and justice proclaimed in the first ten amendments to the Constitution; and

WHEREAS, by a joint resolution approved June 30, 1948 (62 Stat. 1150), the Congress authorized the President to proclaim the first day of February of each year as National Freedom Day in commemoration of the signing of the resolution of February 1, 1865; and

WHEREAS the Government and people of the United States wholeheartedly support the Universal Declaration of Human Rights approved by the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 10, 1948, which declares that “recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world":

NOW, THEREFORE, I, HARRY S. TRUMAN, President of the United States of America, do hereby designate February 1, 1949, and each succeeding February 1, as National Freedom Day; and I call upon the people of the United States to pause on that day in solemn contem

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ENLARGING THE CHANNEL ISLANDS NATIONAL

MONUMENT, CALIFORNIA WHEREAS it appears that certain islets and rocks situated near Anacapa and Santa Barbara Islands, which for the most part form the Channel Islands National Monument, established by Proclamation No. 2281 of April 26, 1938 (52 Stat. 1541), are required for the proper care, management, and protection of the objects of geological and scientific interest located on lands within the said monument; and

WHEREAS it appears that it would be in the public interest to extend the boundaries of the said monument to include the hereinafter-described areas adjacent to the said islands:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, HARRY S. TRUMAN, President of the United States of America, under and by virtue of the authority vested in me by section 2 of the act of June 8, 1906, 34 Stat. 225 (16 U.S.C. 431), do proclaim that, subject to valid existing rights, the areas within one nau

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