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the counties of Bergen, Hudson, Morris, Essex, Union, Somerset, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Passaic, and Atlantic, in the State of New Jersey; in the county of Newcastle, in the State of Delaware ; in the counties of Cecil, Harford, Baltimore, Howard, Carroll, and Prince George's, in the State of Maryland ; in the counties of Cook, Lake, McHenry, Kane, Du Page, and Will, in the State of Illinois ; in the county of Fairfax, in the State of Virginia, and in the District of Columbia ; and
Whereas in the States of Missouri, Iowa, and Kansas conditions exist which render domestic animals liable to convey disease; and
Whereas it is a well-established fact that cattle from the following States, viz., Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and from portions of Texas, Indian Territory, Tennessee, Arkansas, and South Carolina, have the capacity to infect cattle of the States and Territories lying to the northward of them with a fatal disease known as Texas or splenic fever, especially when cattle from such localities have been brought to the States and Territories with such speed as to prevent their losing the power to communicate said disease; and
Whereas owners of cattle from said infectious districts are in the habit of driving such cattle a portion of the way and then shipping them to Wyoming Territory, to the danger and detriment of Wyoming Territory:
Now, therefore, by virtue of the premises aforesaid, and pursuant to said statute, I, Thomas Moonlight, governor of the Territory of Wyoming, do hereby schedule the localities first herein before specified, that is to say, said counties in the States of New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Illinois, Virginia, and the District of Columbia; I do hereby proclaim that in said localities and each thereof pleuro-pneumonia exists in an epidemic form, and that in the States of Missouri, Iowa, and Kansas a condition exists which renders domestic animals liable to convey contagious disease, and I do hereby strictly forbid, as by said statute it is my duty to do, the importation into this Territory of any neat cattle that have been brought from or through any portion of said scheduled localities, or any one of them.
And by virtue of the premises aforesaid I do hereby forbid, as by said statute it is made my duty to do, the importation into this Territory, prior to November 1, 1887, of any neat cattle that have been or may be brought in whole or in part by rail from the States and Territories hereinbefore specified, unless the owner or own. ers shall satisfy the Territorial veterinarian that said cattle are from non-infected districts, or have been long enough away from said districts to have lost the power of infecting range cattle; and
Whereas neat cattle from said infected districts have been at divers times since the discovery of the existence of said disease therein sold and transported to other sections, without any regard paid to said disease, or the exposure of such cattle thereto, very many of which are now held and owned by persons whose intention it is to transport the same into or through this Territory, and by reason of such unrestricted traffic it is impossible to determine, with the certainty the gravity of the situation demands, without the aid of such owners or persons in charge, whether the said cattle thus intended for Wyoming, or for transportation through said Territory, came from or through any of said scheduled localities or not, or whether they or any of them have been exposed to said disease or not, either in said localities or in others not herein specified; and
Whereas neat cattle may have been exposed to said disease and may have the same in its incipient stages, and no diagnosis of the same will answer with certainty whether the animal is thus amicted or not, and in all cases at least ninety days must elapse before a veterinarian can certify intelligently to the healthfulness of said animal; and
Whereas if any such neat cattle thus diseased, or that have been exposed thereto, should be permitted to enter this Territory, and should thereby come into contact with the cattle of this Territory, the property of the citizens of this Territory would be greatly endangered; and
Whereas very many of said neat cattle that have or may have been exposed have been and are now being taken to the various shipping stations lying east of the Missouri River, and which have rail connection with this Territory, with the intent of transporting the same into or through this Territory, and inasmuch as it is practically impossible to guard our Territorial lines from being crossed by any or all of such cattle if they be driven:
Now, therefore, by virtue of the premises aforesaid, and pursuant to said statute, I, Thomas Moonlight, governor of the Territory of Wyoming, do hereby forbid the importation into or transportation through this Territory of any neat cattle that have been brought from any place lying east of the one hundred and fourth degree of west longitude, which is the east boundary of Wyoming Territory, except only on the conditions and under the restrictions following; that is to say:
(1) That said cattle shall only be brought by rail, and shall first be examined by the Territorial veterinarian or his deputy at Cheyenne, or such place as he may designate, and if found on inspection to be free from any symptoms of any contagious or infectious disease, then, and in that case, it shall be the duty of the owner or person in charge of said cattle to reasonably establish the following facts in relation thereto, viz:
That said cattle did not come from or through any of said scheduled localities, and that none of said cattle have been exposed to said disease within four months next preceding their shipment.
(2) Upon the truth of each of the foregoing being made manifest to said veterinarian, he shall give to said cattle a certificate, reciting the facts thus proven, and also of his examination thereof, together with a careful description of said cattle; whereupon said cattle shall have tlie freedom of this Territory, and not before; and until such certificate shall be given them they shall be held in said quarantine yards until such time as the veterinarian shall be satisfied by lapse of time of their freedom from disease, such period of detention to be not longer than ninety days next ensuing their arrival, and if after the expiration of such time they shall not show any symptoms of any contagious or infectious disease, they shall then be allowed the freedom of the Territory.
(3) During the time cattle shall remain in said yards they shall be subject to the rules and regulations then in force concerning caitle held in quarantine, and shall be properly attended to at the expense of the owner thereof.
And I hereby warn all persons and corporations whomsoever not to in any way violate or to attempt to violate in any way the prohibitions herein contained, else they shall incur the severe penalties and punishments in said act provided therefor, and to that end, and that this proclamation shall be in all things strictly enforced, I hereby call sheriffs and other officers of this Territory to give to this proclamation and to its rigid enforcement their active and zealous aid; and, further, I respectfully request all persons to report to me any cattle that are now or that may hereafter be on their way to this Territory, and in all other ways in their power to aid in the enforcement of the injunction and commands herein contained.
All former proclamations of quarantine are hereby revoked.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the great seal of said Territory to be hereto affixed.
Done at Cheyenne this sixteenth day of June, A. D. eighteen hundred and eightyseven.
THOMAS MOONLIGHT. By the governor. S. D. SHANNON,
Secretary of the Territory.
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