February 1, 2018

Proclamation No. 184 s. 1928 Reserving Sites in Bos. Cuta and Sta. Clara, Batangas for Storing and Discharging Stones

Pre-war aerial photograph of Batangas town.  Image source:  United States National Archives.
Pre-war aerial photograph of Batangas town.  Image source:  United States National Archives.
In the year 1928, during the American Colonial Era in the Philippines, a proclamation1 signed by then-Governor General Henry L. Stimson formally reserved parcels of land within the barrios Cuta and Santa Clara in what was then the town of Batangas for use, subject to private rights, in the storing and discharging of stones.

The full text of the proclamation are provided below, along with scans of the historic document further down this page.
BY THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL OF THE PHILIPPINE
ISLANDS — A PROCLAMATION


No. 184

Pursuant to the provisions of section eighty-one of Act Numbered Twenty-eight hundred and seventy-four, as amended by Act Numbered Thirty-two hundred and nineteen, I hereby reserve as a site for storing and discharging stones, subject to private rights if any there be, and withdraw from sale or settlement the following-described parcels of the public domain situated in the barrios of Cuta and Santa Clara, municipality of Batangas, Province of Batangas, Island of Luzon, and described in Bureau of Lands plan Psu-51085 (sheets Nos. 1 and 2), to wit:

Lot No. 1. — Beginning at a point marked 1 on Bureau of Lands plan Psu-51085, S. 50° 21' W. 1,483.79 m. from B. L. L. M. No.1, municipality of Batangas, thence S.20° 21' E. 77.02 m. to point 2; S. 85° 26' W. 27.88 m. to point 3; N. 32° 59' W. 55.82 m. to point 4; N. 48° 40' E. 41.82 m. to point 1, point of beginning.

Containing an area of 2,188 square meters.

Point 2, spike in stone wall; point 3, stone monument.

Bounded on the north, by public land and property claimed by the provincial government of Batangas; on the east, by property claimed by the provincial government of Batangas and road; on the south, by road; and on the west, by road and public land.

Lot No. 2. — Beginning at a point marked 1 on Bureau of Lands plan Psu-51085, S. 46° 07' W. 1,534.28 m. from B. L.
L. M. No. 1, municipality of Batangas, thence N. 53° 17' W. 53.93 m. to point 2; N. 85° 24' E. 36.00 m. to point 3; S. 11° 49' E. 35.89 m. to point 1, point of beginning.

Containing an area of 641 square meters.

Point 2, spike on top of stone wall; point 3, spike in stone wall.

Bounded on the north, by road; on the east, by public land; on the south, by creek; and on the west, by creek.

Lot No. 3. — Beginning at a point marked 1 on Bureau of Lands plan Psu-51085, S. 50° 21' W. 1,548.71 m. from B. L. L. M. No. 1, municipality of Batangas, thence N. 53° 49' E. 13.06 m. to point 2; S. 32° 59' E. 60.26 m. to point 3; N. 45° 20' W. 60.95 m. to point 1, point of beginning.

Containing an area of 393 square meters.

Point 3, spike on top of stone wall.



Bounded on the north, by public land and road; on the east, by road; on the south, by creek; and on the west, by creek and public land.

Bearings true. Declination, 0° 58' E.

Points referred to marked on Bureau of Lands plan Psu-51085, sheet No. 1.

Surveyed, November 24, 1925. Approved, October 25, 1927.

NOTE — All corners not otherwise described are P. L. S. concrete monuments, 60 by 15 cm. diameter.

Lot No. 4. — Beginning at a point marked 1 on Bureau of Lands plan Psu-51085, N. 87° 56' W. 1,745.42 m. from B. L.
L. M. No. 1, municipality of Batangas, thence S. 59° 54' W. 46.21 m. to point 2; N. 29° 28' W. 46.38 m. to point 3; N. 58° 45' E. 45.86 m. to point 4; S. 29° 54' E. 47.30 m. to point 1, point of beginning.

Containing an area of 2,156 square meters.

Points 1 to 4, inclusive, P. L. S. concrete monuments. Bounded on the north, by public land and road; on the east, by road and public land; on the south, by public land and Batangas Bay; and on the west, by Batangas Bay and public land.

Bearings true. Declination, 0° 58' E.

Points referred to marked on Bureau of Lands plan Psu-51086, sheet No. 2.

Surveyed, November 24, 1925. Approved, October 25, 1927.

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

Done at the City of Manila, this seventeenth day of September, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and twenty-eight.

[SEAL]

HENRY L. STIMSON
Governor-General

Below are scans of the historic document in both English and Spanish:
Proclamation No. 184 s. 1928 English version.
Proclamation No. 184 s. 1928 English version.
Proclamation No. 184 s. 1928 English version, continued.
Proclamation No. 184 s. 1928 English version, continued.
Proclamation No. 184 s. 1928 Spanish version.
Proclamation No. 184 s. 1928 Spanish version.
Proclamation No. 184 s. 1928 Spanish version continued.
Proclamation No. 184 s. 1928 Spanish version continued.
Proclamation No. 184 s. 1928 Spanish version continued.
Proclamation No. 184 s. 1928 Spanish version continued.
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Notes and references:
1Proclamation Nos. 141-206 (1928),” online at the Internet Archive.

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