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Acquisition of Jamestown Exposition site for Naval Purposes.

June 28, 1917, No. 1379..


Certain exports in time of war unlawful.

July 9, 1917, No. 1385_--


Certain exports in time of war unlawful.

August 27, 1917, No. 1391.


Exports of Coin, Bullion, and Currency unlawful.

September 7, 1917, No. 1392_


License of Importers, Manufacturers and Refiners of Sugar, Sugar Syrups

and Molasses.

September 7, 1917, No. 1393_


License of Commodities.

October 8, 1917, No. 1396--


Manufacture, etc., of Explosives in time of war unlawful.

October 26, 1917, No. 1404.


Licensing Bakers.

November 7, 1917, No. 1406_


License of Arsenic Industry.

November 15, 1917, No. 1407.


Certain further exports unlawful in time of war.

November 28, 1917, No. 1410------


Certain imports prohibited except under license.

November 28, 1917, No. 1411.-


Vessels in ports of the United States.

December 3, 1917, No. 1413_-


Limiting alcoholic content of malt liquor.

December 8, 1917, No. 1416_--


Declaring establishment of reservation for proposed Proving Ground.

December 14, 1917, No. 1418_


Possession and control of Rail and Water Transportation Systems.

December 26, 1917, No. 1419_-


Prohibiting Aircraft Expositions.

January 1, 1918, No. 1420_.


License of Ammonia Industry.

January 3, 1918, No. 1421..


Licensing the Importation, Manufacture, Storage, and Distribution of

Feeds, and certain other Food Commodities.

January 10, 1918, No. 1422_


Licensing Bakers and Importers or Distributors of Green Coffee.

January 30, 1918, No. 1425..


License of Fuel Oil Industry.

January 31, 1918, No. 1426_.




German Boats.

June 12, 1917, No. 2635.

Export License-Exports Council.

June 22, 1917, No. 2645_-

German Boats.

June 30, 1917, No. 2651..

German Boats.

July 3, 1917, No. 2653_

Exercise of authority under the Emergency Shipping Fund Act.

July 11, 1917, No. 2666__.

Authority to organize Food Administration Grain Corporation.

August 14, 1917, No. 2681.

Exercise of authority under the Naval Emergency Fund Act," and


August 21, 1917, No. 2687.

Appointment of Fuel Administrator.

August 23, 1917, No. 2690_--

Authority to exercise powers bestowed by Sections 15 and 16 of the Food

Control Act.

September 2, 1917, No. 2694-A-----

Regulations relating to the exportation of Coin, Bullion, and Currency.

September 7, 1917, No. 2697_-

German Boats.

September 27, 1917, No. 2709_-----

Vesting power and authority in designated officers and making rules and

regulations under Trading with the Enemy Act and Title VII of the

Act approved June 15, 1917.

October 12, 1917, No. 2729-A.-

Providing for requisitioning of Foods and Feeds.

October 23, 1917, No. 2736_-

Fixing salary of, and vesting certain power and authority in, the Alien

Property Custodian appointed under Trading with the Enemy Act.

October 29, 1917, No. 2744..

German Boats.

November 2, 1917, No. 2748_.

Determination of a just, fair, and reasonable profit under Section 5 of

the Food Control Act.

November 27, 1917, No. 2765_

Vesting power and authority in designated officers and making rules and

regulations under Trading with the Enemy Act and Title VII of the

Act approved June 15, 1917. [Supplemental to Executive Order of

October 12, 1917.)

December 7, 1917, No. 2770---

Executive Order prescribing rules and regulations under Section 5 of

the Trading with the Enemy Act and supplementing rules and regula-

tions hertofore prescribed under Title VII of the Espionage Act.

January 26, 1918, No. 2796_

Resolution concerning publication of earlier resolution and recommenda-

tion to seize certain King's Stores.

October 26, 1775-----

Resolution regarding Army supplies, and impressments.

November 4, 1775_-

Seizure and destruction of enemy vessels.

November 4, 1775.

Seizure of arms and ammunition.

December 30, 1775_-

Disarming of certain persons.

January 3, 1776_--

Disarming of certain colonists.

March 14, 1776_--

Disposition of seized arms.

March 20, 1776_

Trade regulations concerning exports and imports.

April 6, 1776.--

Impressment of horses and carriages.

October 10, 1776_

Resolution regarding engrossing.

November 26, 1776_

Request for supplies.

November 26, 1776_

Recommendation for impressment of certain supplies.

December 2, 1776_

Resolution bestowing dictatorial powers upon Washington.

December 27, 1776_

Directing removal of supplies in danger of seizure by enemy.

April 19, 1777---

Resolution forbidding impressment.

May 29, 1777----

Recommendation to take possession of named supplies.

September 14, 1777---

Resolution conferring further powers upon Washington.

September 17, 1777.--

Resolution authorizing impressnient.

October 6, 1777---

Resolution regarding impressment.

October 11, 1777.--

Resolution continuing certain powers theretofore vested in Washington.

November 14, 1777-----

Recommendation that states enact price fixing legislation, and laws regu-

lating engrossers and forestallers.

November 22, 1777-----

Impressment of industrial enterprises and use of army to operate same.

November 24, 1777_-

Recommendation regarding forfeitures of certain estates.

November 27, 1777--

Resolution urging Washington to subsist army on country immediately

around it, if necessary by impressment.

December 10, 1777.---

Resolution regarding cattle in danger of seizure by enemy.

December 15, 1777---

Recommendation to state legislatures to enact impressment, and other


December 20, 1777-.


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Herein have been collected, by the direction of the Attorney General, those provisions of the so-called war legislation which deal with the taking and the control of private property for public use, benefit, or welfare. There have been excluded from this collection the statutory provisions dealing with the organization and government of our military and naval establishments, defining and punishing crimes incident to an effective providing for the common defense, and authorizing and providing for war-time financing.

Some statutes not strictly emergency have been also included, since they are intimately connected with certain phases of the conduct of the war.

These statutes have been annotated at appropriate places by references to the Presidential Proclamations and Executive Orders putting them into effective operation, to Acts and Resolves of the Continental Congress and of the States during the Revolutionary War, and to Federal legislation during the wars of 1812, of 1847, and of the Civil War [including also the Confederate Statutes), all of which are printed herein immediately following the emergency legislation. While some early statutes may have been overlooked, it is believed that the more important ones have been included.

As a casual examination will show, these annotation references are to the general subjects and principles covered by the statutes [both those annotated and those used for annotation), and not to their details.

An Index-Digest of the Emergency Statutes and the Presidential Proclamations and Executive Orders issued thereunder has been added at the end of the book.

Annotations covering broad general subjects or principles will be found as follows: Compulsory orders under Section 120 of the “National Defense Act” (p. 2]; requisition of transportation, the “ Council of National Defense Act” (p. 8]; control of exports, Title VII of the “ Espionage Act” (p. 30]; hoarding, and the licensing of dealers in foodstuffs etc., Sections 5 and 6, Food Control Act (pp. 52, 54]; requisition of supplies and storage facilities, Section 10, Food Control Act [p. 57); requisition of manufacturing establishments,


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