Act Numbered Nine hundred and twenty-six, entitled "An Act prescribing rules and regulations governing the homesteading, selling, and leasing of portions of the public domain of the Philippine Islands, prescribing terms and conditions to enable persons to perfect their titles to public lands in said Islands, providing for the issuance of patents without compensation to certain native settlers upon the public lands, providing for the establishment of town sites and sale of lots therein, and providing for the determination by the Philippine Court of Land Registration of all proceedings for completion of imperfect titles and for the cancellation or confirmation of Spanish concessions and grants in said Islands, as authorized by sections thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, and sixty-two of the Act of Congress of July first, nineteen hundred and two, entitled ĎAn Act temporarily to provide for the administration of the affairs of civil government in the Philippine Islands, and for other purposes," having been approved by the President of the United States and by him transmitted to the Congress of the United States at the beginning of its last session, and the Congress of the United States having failed to either disapprove or amend the same at said session,

Now, therefore, I, Luke E. Wright, Civil Governor of the Philippine Islands, do hereby, pursuant to the provisions and requirements of section numbered seventy-nine of said Act Numbered Nine hundred and twenty-six, declare and proclaim that said Act is in full force and effect from this date.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Government of the Philippine Islands to be affixed.

Done at Manila, Philippine Islands, this twenty-sixth day of July, one thousand nine hundred and four.

Civil Governor.

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