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UNITED STATES
COMPILED STATUTES

ANNOTATED

SUPPLEMENT 1917

EMBRACING STATUTES OF THE UNITED STATES OF A
GENERAL AND PERMANENT NATURE ENACTED
SINCE DECEMBER 20, 1916, DOWN TO AND
INCLUDING THE EXTRA SESSION

. ENDING OCTOBER 6, 1917

ST. PAUL
WEST PUBLISHING CO.

1918

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PREFACE

This is a temporary Supplement, and includes all the United States Statutes of a general and permanent nature enacted since the publication of the United States Compiled Statutes Annotated 1916 down to and including the extra session which adjourned October 6, 1917.

Notes of decisions covering the important act relating to trading with the enemy are included. These annotations have been prepared with great care, and it is thought will be of particular interest and value at this time. This being a temporary Supplement, no attempt has been made to include other notes, but a permanent Supplement will be issued later, containing notes of all cases handed down since the preparation of the notes for the original work.

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UNITED STATES COMPILED STATUTES

SUPPLEMENT 1917

WAR RESOLUTION

[PUBLIC RESOLUTION, c. 1, 65th CONGRESS.)

[S. J. Res. 1.)

SIXTY-FIFTH CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ;

At the First Session, Begun and held at the City of Washington on Monday, the second

day of April, one thousand nine hundred and seventeen.

Joint Resolution Declaring that a state of war exists between the Imperial German Government and the Government and the people of the United States and making provision to prosecute the same. Whereas the Imperial German Government has committed repeated

acts of war against the Government and the people of the United States of America: Therefore be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the state of war between the United States and the Imperial German Government which has thus been thrust upon the United States is hereby formally declared; and that the President be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to employ the entire naval and military forces of the United States and the resources of the Government to carry on war against the Imperial German Government; and to bring the conflict to a successful termination all of the resources of the country are hereby pledged by the Congress of the United States.

Champ CLARK,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Thos. R. MARSHALL,
Vice President of the United States and

President of the Senate. Approved, April 6, 1917,

WOODROW Wilson.

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