Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Woodrow Wilson

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Author: Woodrow Wilson

EXECUTIVE ORDER. June 6, 1914

Establishing Smith Island Reservation for the protection of native birds.

THE WHITE HOUSE, June 6, 1914.

It is hereby ordered that Smith and Minor Islands, situated approximately in latitude 48° 19’ North, longitude 22° 50’ West from Greenwich, as shown on United States Coast Survey chart No. 6380, in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, about fourteen miles north by west from Port Townsend, Washington, be and the same are hereby reserved and set apart for the use of the Department of Agriculture as a preserve, breeding ground and winter sanctuary for native birds. This order is not intended to abrogate the order of September 11, 1854, reserving these islands for lighthouse purposes, nor shall it in any manner interfere with such use of the islands, but rather, in addition to such use, shall insure the protection of the native birds thereon.

It is unlawful for any person to hunt, trap, capture, wilfully disturb or kill any bird of any kind whatever, or take the eggs of any such bird within the limits of this reserve, except tinder such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the Secretary of Agriculture.

Warning is expressly given to all persons not to commit any of the acts herein enumerated, tinder the penalties of Section 84 of the U.S. Penal Code, approved March 4, 1909, 35 Stat., 1088.

This reserve to be known as Smith Island Reservation.

WOODROW WILSON.

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Chicago: Woodrow Wilson, "EXECUTIVE ORDER. June 6, 1914 Establishing Smith Island Reservation for the protection of native birds.," Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Woodrow Wilson, ed. and trans. James D. Richardson in Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Woodrow Wilson Original Sources, accessed September 19, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D8Z9FUTET3FRILQ.

MLA: Wilson, Woodrow. "EXECUTIVE ORDER. June 6, 1914 Establishing Smith Island Reservation for the protection of native birds." Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Woodrow Wilson, edited and translated by James D. Richardson, in Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Woodrow Wilson, Original Sources. 19 Sep. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D8Z9FUTET3FRILQ.

Harvard: Wilson, W, 'EXECUTIVE ORDER. June 6, 1914 Establishing Smith Island Reservation for the protection of native birds.' in Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Woodrow Wilson, ed. and trans. . cited in , Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Woodrow Wilson. Original Sources, retrieved 19 September 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D8Z9FUTET3FRILQ.