Arbor Day, announcing

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penses of government and supplying deficiencies in former appropriations".

GIVEN under my hand and the Privy Seal of the State at the Capitol in the city of Albany this sixth day of April in the year of our Lord nineteen [L.S] hundred.

Theodore Roosevelt

By the Governor:
WM. J. Youngs
Secretary to the Governor

Proclamation as to Arbor Day

Proclamation by Theodore Roosevelt, Governor

State of New York
Executive Chamber

The fourth of May next will be Arbor Day, established by statute. The schoolchildren of this State have planted more than two hundred thousand trees with in the ten years in which Arbor Day has been recognized. Few similar efforts in recent years have been more thoroughly commendable than the effort to get our people practical y to show their appreciation of the beauty and usefulness s of trees. The steady tendency towards the disproportionate growth of cities renders it all the more necessary to foster the things of the country. Thoughtful people are realizing more and more the immense importance of forests to the whole community, and although forest growth

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