Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Woodrow Wilson

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Author: Woodrow Wilson

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:
PROCLAMATION. July 12, 1920

Opening of the Panama Canal.

Whereas, Section 4 Of the Act of Congress entitled "An Act To provide for the opening, maintenance, protection and operation of the Panama Canal, and the sanitation and government of the Canal Zone," approved August 24, 1912, (37 Stat. L. 561) and known as the Panama Canal Act, provides that upon the completion of the Panama Canal the president shall cause it to be officially and formally opened for use and operation; and

Whereas, the Canal is completed, and is open for commerce;

Now, therefore, I, Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States of America, acting under the authority of the Panama Canal Act, do hereby declare and proclaim the official and formal opening of the Panama Canal for use and operation in conformity with the laws of the United States.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

of the Independence of the United States of America the On Hundred and Forty-fifth.

SEAL.

WOODROW WILSON

By the President:

NORMAN H. DAVIS,
Acting Secretary of State.

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Chicago: Woodrow Wilson, "BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: PROCLAMATION. July 12, 1920 Opening of the Panama Canal.," 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 July 18, 2019, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=16R6URB3F4NQHBF.

MLA: Wilson, Woodrow. "BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: PROCLAMATION. July 12, 1920 Opening of the Panama Canal." 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. 18 Jul. 2019. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=16R6URB3F4NQHBF.

Harvard: Wilson, W, 'BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: PROCLAMATION. July 12, 1920 Opening of the Panama Canal.' 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 18 July 2019, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=16R6URB3F4NQHBF.