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SIXTY-FIFTH
CONGRESS.
SEss.
I.
CHs.
105,
106. 1917.
411
ized
as
authorized
by
existing law:
Provided,
That
the
pay
of
the
'*os.
grades
of
general
andlieutenant
generalshallbe
$10,000
and
$9,000
Pay
and
allowances.
a
year,
respectively,
with
allowances
appropriate to
said
grades
as
determined
by
the
Secretary
of
War:
And
provided,
That
brigadier
J
wt
rent
generals
of
the
Army
shall
hereafter
rank
relatively
with-rear
rals.
admirals
of
the
lower
half
of
the
grade.And,
hereafter,
the
chief
of
Chiels
of
bureaus,
any
existingstaff
corps
department
or bureau, except
as
is
other-
erals.
wise
provided
for the
hief
of
Staff, shall have
therank, pay,
and
allowances
of
major
general.Approved, October
6,
1917.
October
6,
1917.
CHAP.
106.-An
Act
To define,
regulate,and punish
trading with the
enemy,
and
[H.
R.
4960.]
for
other
purposes.
[Public,
No.
91.1
Be
it enacted
by
the
Senate
and
House
of
Representatives
of
the
United
States
o/America
in
Congress
assembled,
That
thisAct
shall
be
known
a
lgwiththeE-
as
the 'Tradingwiththe
enemy Act."
ems
dft.
SEC.
2.
That
the
word
"enemy,"
as
used herein,
shall
be deemed
Temsdefned.
Enemy."
to
mean,
for the
purposes
of
such
trading
and
of
this
Act-
(9)
Any individual,
partnership,
or other
body
of
individuals,
of
Persons
rding
i
 
enemycountry
or
trad-
any nationality,
resident within
the
territory
(including
that
occu-
igtheret.
pied
by
the
militaryand naval
forces)
of
any nation
with
which
the
united
States
is
at
war,
or
resident outside
the
United
States and
Foreg
corporations
doing business
within
such
territory,
and
any
corporation
incorpo-
included.
rated
within
such
territory
of
any
nation
with
which
the
United
States
is
at
war or
incorporatedwithin
any
country
other
than the
United
States
and
doingbusiness
within
such
territory.
(b)
Thegovernment
of
any nation
with
which
the United
States
is
Government,
offi-
at
war,
or
any political
or
municipal
subdivision
thereof,
or
any
officer,
official,
agent,
or agencythereof.
(c)
Such
other
individuals,orbody
or
classof
individuals,
as
may
thodesigfatedper.
be
natives,
citizens,
or subjects
of
any
nation
with
which
the United
States
is
at
war,
other
than
citizens
of
the
United
States,
wherever
esident
or
whereverdoingbusiness,
as
the
President,
ifhe
shall
find
the safety
of
the
United
States
or
the
successful
prosecution
of
thewar
shall
so
require,
may, byproclamation,
include
within
the
term
Ccen
em
y.
"
All
he words
"ally
of
enemy,"
as
used
herein, shall
be
deemed
to
"lyof
enemy."
mean-
(a)
Any individual,partnership,
or
other
body
of
individuals,
of
Prsons
resing,
or
any nationality,
resident within
the territory
(including
that
occu-
thereoy
pied
by
the military
and
naval
forces) of
any nation
which
is
an
ally
of
a
nation
with
which
the UnitedStates
is
at
war,
or resident
outsidethe United
States
and
doing business
within
such
territory,
and
any
Corporations.
corporation
incorporated
within
such
territory
of
such
ally nation,
or
incorporated within
any
country
other
than
theUnited
States
and
doing
business
within
such
territory.
.
(b)
Thegovernment
of
any
nation
which
is
an
ally
of
a
nation
Government,
offl-
with
which
the
United
States
is
at
war,orany
politicalor
municipal
s,
etc.
subdivision
of
suchally
nation,
or
any
officer, official,
agent,
or
agency
thereof.
(c)
Such
other
individuals,
or
body
or
class
of
individuals,
as
may
Otherdesignatedper-
be natives,citizens, or subjects
of
any
nation
which
is
an
ally
of
a
natiop
with
which
theUnitedStates
is
at
war, other
than
citizins
of
the United
States,
wherever
lesident
or
wherever
doing
business,
as
the President,
if
he shall
find
the safety
of
the United
States
or
the
ouccessful
prosecution
of
the
war
shall
so
require, may,
by
proclama-
tion,
include
witb-.
the term
"ally
of
enemy."
HeinOnline -- 40 Stat. 411 1917-1919
SIXTY-FIFTH
CONGRESS.
SESS.
I.
CHS.
105,106.
1917.
411
ized as authorized
by.existing
law:
Provided,
That
the
pay
of
the
j:~;!Iis~~
allowances.
grades of general
and lieutenant
general shall
be
$10,000
and
$9,000
a year, respectively,
with
allowances appropriate
to
said grades as
..
determined
by
the
Secretary of
War:
And
provided,
That
brigadier
....:~~rr.~~~
generals of
the
Army
shall hereafter railk relatively
with· rear
raJs.
admira~
?f the
lower half of
the
grade. And, hereafter,
th~
chief of
et~~~~eof
ma~;::-e;:!
any
eXIStmg staff
corps)..,
~epartmen~
or
bureau, except as
IS
other-
eraIS.
wise provided for
the
tlnief of
Stan,
shall
have
the
rank, pay,
and
allowances of
major
general.Approved, October
6,
1917.
CHAP.
l06.-AnAct
To
define, regulate,
andpunishtrading with
the
enemy,
and
°8i~~~:~f'
for other purposes.
--:[=
Pu
C:
b
:C
11
---::C
N
=---9-1]-
c,
o
..
Be
it
e:naoted
by the Senate
and
House
of
Representatives
of
the UnitedStates ot,
America
in
Oongress assembled,
That
thisAct
shan
be known
em~gwiththeEn.
as
the 'Trading
with the
enemy
Act."
.
SEC.
2.
That
the
word
"enemy," as
used herein, shall be deemed
2'~~':;.~ed.
to
mean, for
the
purposes of such trading
and
of
this
Act-
(ll)
~y
~dividu~l,
part~er~hip,
or
ot~er
bo~y
of
~dividuals,
of
en~~r;O:wi:;~ra:
any
natIonality., reSIdent Wlthm
the
terrItory (mcludmg
that
occu-
ingtherein.
pied
by
the
military
and naval
forces) of
any
nation
with which
theUnited States
is
at
war,
or
resident outside
the
United States
and
. .doing business within such territory,
a.nd
any
corporation incorpo-
in~~~
corporations
rated
within such territory of
any
nation
with which
the
United
States
is
a.t
war
or
incorporated within
any
country
other than
the
Unit"ld
States
and
doing business within such territory.
(b)
The
government of
any
nation with
which
the
United
States
is
ct3s0:::.nment,
ofii·
at
war,
or
any
political
or
municipal subdivision thereof,
or
any
officer, 'official, agent,
or
agency thereof.
(0)
Such
other
indiVIduals,
or
body
or
class of individuals,
as may
sc2s~heldesignatedpeI'
be
natives, citizens,
or
subjects of
any
nation
.
with
which
the UnitedStates
is
at
war,
other
than
citizens of
the
United States, whereverresident
or
wherever doing business,
as
the
President,
if
he
shall find
the
safeJiy of the
UnitedStates
or the
successful prosecution of the
war
shall
so require, may,
by
proclamation, include within the
term
"enemy."
The
words
"ally
of enemy," as used herein, shall be deemed to
"Ally
of
enemy."
mean-
(a)
Any
individual, partnership,
or other
body of individuals, of
tI,;d::W
&esi~;nt~;
any
nationa!~r:
resident within
the territory
(including
that
occu-
thereot:
pied
by
the
.
'tary
and naval
forces) of
any nation
which
is
an
allyof a
nation with
which the United
States
is
at
war,
or
resident outside
the United
Sta~s
and
doing business within such territory, and
any
8orporations.
corporation incorporated within such teITitory of such ally nation,
or
incorporated within
any
country
other
than
the United
States and
doing business within such territory.
(b)'
The
government of
any
nation which is
an
ally of a nation .
Government,
ofii·
With which
the
United
States
is
at
war,
or any
political
or
municipal
ciaJs,etc.
subdivision of such ally nation, or
any
officer, official, agent, or agencythereof.
(c)
Such
other
individua'l:s, or
body or
cl~s
of
~div?-duals,
as
may
so~~herdesignatedPer.
be
natives, citizens,
or
subjects of any natIOn which
IS
an
ally of anatiop with which
the
United States is
at
war,
other
than
Cltiz20sof
the
United States, wfoerever lesident or wherever doing business,as the President,
if
he shall find
the
safety
o~
the
United
States or
the
Gaccessful prosecution of
the war
shall so require, may,
by
proclama-tion, include with;;}
the
term"
ally of enemy."
 
412
SIXTY-FIFTH
CONGRESS.
SEss.
I.
CE. 106. 1917.
"Person."
The word"person,"
as
used herein,
shall
be
deemed
to
mean
an
individual, partnership,
association,
company,
or
other unincor-porated body
of
individuals, or corporation
or
body
politic.
"United
States."
The
words
"United States,"
as
used herein,
shall
be deemed
to
mean
all
land and water,continental
or
insular, in any
way
within
the
jurisdiction
of
the
UnitedStates
or
occupied
by
the
military
or
naval
forces
thereof.
"Begng
of
the
The words
"the
beginning
of
the
war,"
as
used herein, shall be
war,
deemed
to mean midnight
ending
theday
on
which
Congress
has
declared
or shall
declare
war
or
the
existence
of
a
state
of
war.
"End
ofthe
war."
The
words
"end
of
the
war,"
as
used
herein,shall be
deemed
to
mean
thedate
of
roclamation
of
exchange
of
ratifications
of
the
treaty
of. peace,
u
ness
the
President
shall,
by
proclamation,
declare
a prior
date,
in
which
case
the
date
so
proclaimed
shall
be
deemed
to
be
the
"end
of
the
war"
within
the
meaning
of
this
Act.
"Bankorbanks."
The
words
"bank
orbanks,"
as
used
herein,
shallbe
deemed
to
mean
and
include
nationalbanks,
State
banks,
trust
companies,
or
other banks
or
banking
associations doing business
under the
laws
of
the
United
States,
or
of
any
State
of
the
United
States.
"Totrade."
The
words
"totrade,"
as
usedherein,shall
bedeemed
to
mean-
Paying,
etc.,
debts.
(a)
Pay,
satisfy,
compromise,
orgive
securityfor
the
payment
or
satisfaction
of
any
debt
or obligation.
Ming,
eto.,
nego-
(b)
Draw,accept,
pay,
present
for
acceptanceor
payment,
or
tiable
paper.
indorse
any negotiable
instrument
or
chose
in action.
Contracts.
(c)
Enter
into,
carry
on,
complete,
or perform
any
contract,
agree-
Fro
ment,or
obligation.
Property
trsa
(d)
Buy
or
sell,
loan
or
extend credit,
trade
in,
deal
with,
exchange,
transmit,
transfer,
assign,
or
otherwisedispose
of,
or
receive
anyform
of
property.
Businessintercourse.
(e)
To
have
any
form
of
businessor
commercial
communication
or
intercourse
with.
Actsunlawful.
SEo.
3.
That
it
shall
be unlawful-
Trasni
nted
(a)
For
any
person in
the
United
States,
except
with
the
license
ally,
r
for
benefit
of
the
President,
granted to
such
person,
or
to
the
enemy, or
ally
heef
withouta
n.of
enemy, as
providedin
this
Act,
to
trade,
or
attempt
totrade,
either directly
or
indirectly, with,
to,
or
from, or for,
or
on
account
of,
or
on behalf
of,
or
for
the
benefit
of,
any
other
person,
with
knowledge
or
reasonable
cause
to
believe
that
such
other
person
is
an enemy
or
ally
of
enemy,
or
is
conducting
or
taking
part
in
such
trade,
directly
or
indirectly, for, or
on
account
of,
or
on
behalf
of,
or
for
the
benefit
of,
an
enemy
or ally
of
enemy.
ra
tor
erom
(b)
For any
person, except
with
the
license
of
the
President,
to
uite
tats
without
transport or
attempt
to
transport
into
or from
the
United
States,
or
for
any
owner,
master,
or
other person
in charge
of
a
vessel
of
American
registry to
transport
or
attempt
to
transport
from
anyplace
to any
other
place,
any
subject
or citizen
of
an enemy
or
ally
of
enemy
nation,
with
knowledge
or
reasonable
cause
to
believe
that
the
person
transported
or
attempted
to
be
transported
is
such
sub-
ject
or citizen.
Unathorized
send-
W
ctor
an
ungeor
sce-
etters,
(erson
(other
than
a
person
in
the
service
of
the
except
by
.
United
States
Uovernment
or
of
the
Government
of
any
nation,
except
that
of
an enemy
or
ally
of
enemy
nation,
and
other
than
such
persons or
classes
of
persons as
may
be exempted
hereunder
by
the President
or
by
such
person
as
he
may
direct),
to
send,
or
take out
of,
or
bring into,
or
attempt
to
send,
or
take out
of,
or
bring
into
the
United
States,
any
letter
or
otherwriting
or
tangibleform
of
communication,
except
in
the
regular
course
of
the
mail;
ransmitting wnt-
and
it
shall be unlawfulforanyperson
to
send,
take,
or
transmit,
etc.toeneeyoray,
or
attempt
to
send,
take,
or
transmit
out
of
the
United
States,
any
letter
or
other
writing,
book,
map,
plan, or other
paper,
picture,
or
any
telegram,
cablegram,
or
wireless
message,
or
otherform
of
con-
HeinOnline -- 40 Stat. 412 1917-1919
412
SIXTY-FIFTH
CONGRESS.
SESS.
I.
CH.
106. 1917.
" Person."
The
word
"person,"
as used herein, shall
be
deemed
to
mean
an
individual, partnership, association, company, or
other
unincorporated body of individuals,
or
corporation
or
body
politic.
"UnitedStaV'.,s."
The
wordS
"United
States," as used herein, shall
be
deemed
to
mean all land
and
water, continental
or
insular,
in anyway
within
the
jurisdiction of
the
United States
or
occupied
by
tlie military
or
naval forces thereof. .
w:':'~~ginning
of
the
The
words"
the
beginning of
the
war," as used herein, shall
be
deemed
to
mean midriight ending
the day
on which Congress
has
declared
or
shall declare
war or the
existence of a
state
of war.
fIEnd
althe
war."
The words
"end
of
the
war," as used herein, shall
be
deemed tomean
the
date
of proclamation of exchange of ratifications of
the
treaty
of.
peace, unless
the
President shall,
by
proclamation, declarea prior date, in which case
the
date
so proclaimed shall
be
deemed
to be
the"
end of
the
war"
within
the
meaning of
this
Act.
"Bank
or
banks!'
The
words
"bank
or
banks," as used herein, shall
be
deemed
to
mean
and
include national banks,
State
banks,
trust
companies,
or
Paying,
etc.,
debts.
other banks
or banking associations doing business
under
the
lawsof
the
United States,
or
of
any
State
of
the
United States.
The
words"
to
trade," as used herein, shall be deemed
to
mean
(a)
Pay,
satisfy, compromise, or give security for
the payment
or satisfaction of
any debt or
obligatIOn.
~~1ier~tc
.•
nego-
(b)
Draw, accel?t, pay, present for acceptance
or
payment,
or
indorse
any
negotIable instrument
or
chose
in
action.
Contracts.
(c)
Enter
into, carry on, complete,
or
perform
any
contllact, agreement,
or
obligation.
ti!'s~perty
transac-
(d)
Buy or
sell, loan
or
extend credit,
trade
in,
deal with, exchange,transmit, transfer, assign,
or
otherwise dispose of,
or
receive
any
form of property.
Bustnesslntcrcourse.
(e)
To
have
any
form of business
or
commercial communicationor intercourse with.
ActsunJawful.
SE~.
3.
That
it
shall be
unlawful-
S~~t~ne~~te~
(a)
For
Il:ny
person
in
the
United States, except
with
the
license
ally,
or
fo!,
benefit
of
the
PresIdent, granted
to
such person,
or
to
the
enemy,
or
ally
fl'~~,
Wlthout a
of enemy, as provided
in
this Act,
to
trade,
or
attempt to
trade,either directly
or
indirectly, with,
to,
or
from,
or
for,
or
on accountof,
or
on behalf of,
or
for
the
benefit of,
any other
person,
with
knowledge
or
reasonable cause
to
believe
that
such
other
person is
an
enemy
or
ally of enemy,
or
is conducting
ortaking
part
in
suchtrade, directly
or
indire.ctly, for,
or
on account of,
or
on behalf of,
or
for
the
benefit of,
an
enemy
or
ally of enemy.
or
~gmir
~~~
(b)
For any
person, except
with.
the
license of
the
P~esident,
to
U':'i~
States without
transport
or attempt
to transportmtoor
from
the
Umted
States,
aJicense.
or for any owner, master,
or
other person in charge of a vessel ofAmerican registry
to
transport
or
atteml?t
totransport
from
any
place
to any other
place,
any
subject
or
CItizen of
an
enemy
or
allyof enemy nation, With knowledge
or
reasonable cause
to
believe
that
the' person transported
or
attempted
tobe
transported is such sub
ject or
citizen.
in~:~~~~le=~:
(~)
For
any person (other
than
a person
in
the
service of .the
except
by
mail.
Umted States Government
or
of
the
Government of
any
natIon,except
that
of
an
enemy
or
ally of enemy
:m.ation,
and
other
than
such persons
or
classes of persons as
may be
exempted hereunder
by
the
President or
by
such person as
he
may
direct), to send, or
take
out
of, or bring into,
or attempt to
send, or take
out
of,
orbring
into
the
United States,
any letter
or
other
writing or tangibleform of communication except in
the
regular course of
the
mail;
in~~'.::!!ting
essa't.;
and
it
shall
be
unlawf~
for
any
person
to
send, take,
or
transmit,
etc.:toenemy~raIlY.
'
or
attempt
to
send, take, or transmit
out
of
the
United States,
anyletter
or
other
writing, book, map, plan,
or
other
paper, picture, or
any
telegram, cablegram,
or
wireless message, or
other
form of com-
 
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106,1917.
413
municationintendedfor
or
to
be
delivered,
directly
or
indirectly,
to an
enemy
or
ally
of
enemy:
Provided,
however,
That
anyperson
Allowed
if license
may
send,
take,
or
transmitout
of
the
United
Statesanything
therefor
obtained.
herein
forbidden
if
heshall first
submit
the
same
to the President,
or
to
such
officer
as
the
Presidentmay
direct,andshall
obtain
the
license
or
consent
of
the
President,under
such
rules
andregulations,
and with
such
exemptions,
as
shall
be prescribed
bythe
President.
Censoring
for
public
(d)Whenever,
during the
present war,
the President
shall
deem
safetyof
commu-
l
ons
to
foreign
coon-
that
the
public
safety
demands
it,
hemay
cause
to
be censored
under
tries.
suchrules
and
regulations
as
he
may
from timeto
time
establish,communications
by
mail,
cable,
radio,or
other
means
of
transmis-
sion
passing
between
the
United
States
and
any
foreign
country
he
By
vessels,etc.
may
from
time
to
time
specify,
or
which
nay
be
carried
by
any
vessel
or
other
means
of
transportation
touchinig
at
any
port,
place,
or
territory
of
the
United
States
and
bound
to
or from
any
foreign
Punishment
for
eva-
country.Any
personwho
willfully
evadesor
attempts
to
evade
the
sloas,
using
codes,
etc.
submission
of
any
suchcommunication
to
suchcensorship
or
will-
fullyuses or
attempts
to
use any
code
or
other
device
for the
pur-
pose
ofconcealing
fromsuchcensorship
the
intended
meaning
of
suchcommunicationshall
be
punished
as
providedinsectionsixteen
Post,
p.
425.
of
thisAct.
Suc.
4.
(a)
Every
enemy
or
ally
of
enemyinsurance
or
reinsurance
companies,
etc.
company,
and
everyenemy
or
aly
of
enemy,
dog
business
within
,
To
make
applications
olnfor
licenses
to continue
the UnitedStates
throughan
agency
or
branch
oice,
or
otherwise,
business
in
United
may,
within
thirty
daysafter
the
passage
of
thisAct,
apply
to
the
States.
President
for a
license
to
continue
to
do business;and,
within
thirty
daysafter
suchapplication,
the
Presidentmayenter
an
order
either
Character
oflicense.
grantingor
refusing
to grant
such
license.
The
license,
if
granted,may
be
temporary
or
otherwise,and
for
such
periodof
time,and
may
contain
such
provisionsandconditionsregulating
the
business,
agencies,
managers
and
trusteesand
the
control
anddisposition
of
thefunds
of
the
company,
or
of
Qudh
enemy
or
ally
of
enemy,
as
the
Presidentshall
deemnecessary
for
the
safety
of
theUnitedStates;
.... .
and
any
license
granted
hereunder
may
be
revoked
or regranted
or
.evoation.et.
renewed
in
such
manner
and
at
such times
as
the President
shall
rrooiss.
determine:
Provided,
however,
That
reasonablenotice
of
his
intent
Notce
toother
com-
to
refuse
to
grant
a
license
or
to
revoke
a
1
icense
granted
to
any
fuseorrevokealen
re
reinsurancecompany
shall
be
given
by
him
to
all
insurancecompanies
incorporatedwithin
the
United
States
and
known
to
the
President
Abrogation
of
con-
to
be doingbusiness
with
suchreinsurancecompany:
Provided
fur-
tracts
made
before
the
ther,
That
no
insurancecompany,
organized
within
the
UnitedStates,
war
by
American
corn-
shall
be
obligated
to
continue
any
existing
contract,
entered
into prior
pais.
tothe
beginning
of
the
war, withany
enemy
or
allyof
enemy
insur-
ance
or
reinsurancecompany,
but
any
such
companymay
abrogateand
cancel
anysuch
contracc
by
serving
thirty
days'notice
in
writ-
ing
uponthePresident
of
its
election
to
abrogatesuch
contract.
Tempory
=
tiu.
or
a
period
of
thirty
days
after
the
passage
of
thisAct, andfurther
ance
ofGerman
insur-
pending
the
entry
of
such
order
by
the
President,
after
application
ance
companies.
made
by
any
enemy
or
ally
of
enemyinsurance
or
reinsurance
com-
pany
within
such
thirty
days
asabove
provided,
the
provisions
of
the
President's
proclamation
of
April
sixth,
nineteenhunched
and
Post,
pp.
1651,1684.
seventeen,
relative
to
agencies
in
the
UnitedStates
of
certaininsur-
prohibitiona
marine
ance
companies,as
modified
by
the
provisions
of
the President's
proclamation
of
Julythirteenth,
nineteen
hundredand
seventeen,relative
to
marine
and
war-riskinsurance,shallremain
in
full
force
and
effect
so
far
as
it
applies
to
such
German
insurance
companies,
and
theconditions
of
said
proclamation
of
April
sixth,
nineteen
hundred
and seventeen,as
modified
by
said
proclamationof
Julythirteenth,
nineteen
hundredand
seventeen,
shall
also
duringsaidperiod
of
thirty
days
afterthe
passage
of
thisAct,
and
pendingthe
Noioe0r
p
order
of
the
President
asherein
provided,
applyto
any
enemyor
biited
busi.
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SIXTY-FIFTH
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CH.
106.
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413
munication intended for or
to be
delivered, directly or indirectly,
P
vi80
to
an
enemy
or
ally of enemy:
Provided, however,
That
any
person
Allowed
~f
license
may
send, take,
or
transmit
out
of
the
United States anything
therelor obta!l1ed.
herein forbidden if
he
shall first
submit the
same
to the
President,
or
to
such
officer
as
the
President
may
direct, and shall
obtain
the
license
or
consent of
the
President, under such rules and regulations,
and with
such
exem~tions,
as shall
be
prescribed
~y
the
President.
Censoring lor publio
h(d)
hWhenbeli:ver~.tdurmdg
thedP~esehnt
war,
the
PresbIdent
shaldl
dedem
~~:YtglfO~~~~::
t
at
t e
pu
c
swety
eman
SIt,
e
may
cause
to
e censore
un
er
tries.
such
rules
and
regulations as
he may
from time to time establish, communications
by
mail, cable, radio, or
other
means of transmis-sion passing. between.
the
Uni~ed
States
.and
any
foreign .country
he
By
vessels, etc.
may
from tlille
to
tlille specify,
or
whICh
~ay
be carned
by
any
vessel
or other
means of transportation
toucb-'ing
at
any
port, place,
or
territory of
the
United
States
and
bound
to
or
from
any
foreign
Punishment lor eva
country.
Any
person who willfully evades
or attempts
to
evade
the
sions, using codes, etc.
submission of
any
such communication
to
such censorship
or
will-fully uses
or attempts
to
use
any
code
orother
device for
the
pur-
pose of concealing from such censorship
the
intended meaning ofsuch communication shall
be
punished as provided
in
section sixteen
POBt,
p.
425.
of
this Act.
E .
SEC.
4. (a)
Every
enemy
or
ally of enemy insurance or reinsurance
com~e:!es,
et:::-
surance
comp_~y,
and
every enemy
or
ally of enemy, doing business
wit~inf:~=afop~t?nO:
the Umted States
through
an
agency
or
branch office,
or
otherWlse,
business
in
United
may, within
thirty
days
after
the
passage of this Act, a:pply
to
the
States.
President for a license
to
continue
to
do
business; and, Wlthm
thirty
days
after
such application,
the
President
may
enter
an
order either
Character
01
license.
granting
or
refusing
to
grant
euch license.
The
license,
if
granted,
maybe
temporary
or
otlierwise, and for such period of time, and
may
contain such provisions and conditions regulating
the
business,agencies, managers and trustees
and the
control
and
disposition of
the
funds of
the
company,
or
of
Ruch
enemy
or
ally of enemy,
as
the'President shall
deem necessary for
the
safety of
the
United
States;
R
ti
t
andany
license granted hereunder
may
be revoked
or
regranted
or
avoca
on,
e
c.
renewed
in
such manner and
at
such times as
the
President shall
Prom,lOS.
determine:
Provided however,
That
reasonable notice of his
intent
N?tice
t?
other com·
f.
'Ii
t
k
l'
d
prunes,
01
mtent
to re-
to
re use
to grant
a cense
or
0
revo e a
-,cense
grante
to
any
luseorrevokealicensE>.
reinsurance company shall
be
given
by
him
to
all
insurance companiesincorporated
within
the
United
Statesand
known
to
the
President
Ab . I
to
be doing business
with
such reinsurance company:
Prwidedfur-
t r a c t , ; o ; , : ~ n b e ~ o r e c ~ ~ ; 
ther./,
That
no insurance company, organized within tile United States,
;~!'l
American com·
shall
be
obligated
to
continue
any
eXIsting contract, entered into prior .
to the
beginning of
the
war,
with
any
enemy
or
ally of enemy insur-ance
or
reinsurance company,
but
any
such company
may
abrogate
and
cancel
any
such contracli
by
serving
thirty
days' notICe in writ-
ing_
upon
the
President of
its
election
to
abrogate such contract. _F;)r a period
of
thirty
days after
the
passage of this Act,
and
further
a n ~ u g n ' f J , . : ; . o n ; ; ; : d : : 
pending
theentry
of such order
by
the
President,
after
application
ance
companies.
made
by
any
enemy
or
ally of enemy insurance
or
reinsurance com-pany" within such
thirty
days
as
a10ve provided,
the
provisions of
the
President's proclamation of April sixth, nineteen hund::ed and
Post,
pp.
1651,
16~4.
1. . . h
U'
d
Sf"
War-nsk
and
manna
seventeen,
re
atlve
to
agenCIes
In t e rote tates
0
certaIn Insur-
prohibitions.
ance comJ?anies,
as
modified
by
the
provisions of
the
President'sproclamatIOn of
July
thirteenth, nineteen hundred
and
seventeen,relative
to
marine
and
war-risk insurance, shall remain
in
full force
and
effect so
far
as
it
applies
to
such German insurance companies,
and
the conditions of
said
proclamation of April sixth, nineteenhundred
and
seventeen,
as
modified
by
said
proclamation of
July
thirteenth, nineteen hundred
and
seventeen, snall also during
said
period of
thirty
d!!,ys
after the
'passag~
of this Act,
and
pending the
hi~'lecPg~~es~r
pro
order of the PresIdent as herem proVlded, apply
to
any
enemy
or