PROCLAMATION 2627

TERMINATION OF MARTIAL LAW IN THE TERRITORY OF HAWAII BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS the armed forces of the Empire of Japan having attacked and invaded the Territory of Hawaii, and the public safety requiring it, the Governor of the Territory of Hawaii, acting under the authority vested in him by section 67 of the act of April 30, 1900, 31 Stat, 153 (48 U. S. C. 532), did, by proclamation dated December 7, 1941, suspend the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus and did place the said Territory under martial law until communication could be had with the President and his decision thereon made known; and

WHEREAS communication was had with the President and his decision approving the said action of the Governor of the Territory of Hawaii was made known to the Governor on December 9, 1941; and

WHEREAS the public safety no longer requires that the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus remain suspended or that martial law continue in the said Territory:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, President of the United States of America, acting under and by virtue of the authority vested in me by the said act of April 30, 1900, do proclaim that the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus is hereby restored and that martial law is hereby terminated in the Territory of Hawaii, and I do hereby direct the Governor of the Territory of Hawaii so to proclaim to the people of the Territory of Hawaii.

This Proclamation shall become effective October 24, 1944.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States of America to be affixed.

DONE at the City of Washington this 19th day of October in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and forty-four, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and sixty-ninth.

Franklin D Roosevelt

By the President:
Cordell Hull,
Secretary of State.

[F. R. Doc. 44-16384; Filed, Oct 24, 1944; 4:23 p.m.]