Executive Order 1699—Reserving Lands in Arizona for Use of the Navajo Indians
It is hereby ordered that the Lots 1 (39.48 acres) and 2 (39.48 acres) and the S. 1/2 of the NE. 1/4 of Section 2, Township 21 North, Range 28 East of the Gila and Salt River Meridian in Arizona, be, and they are hereby, withdrawn from settlement, entry, sale, or other disposition and set aside for use of Navajo Indians: Provided, that the withdrawal hereby shall be subject to any prior valid existing rights of any persons to the lands described.
WM. H. TAFT
The White House,
February 10, 1913
William Howard Taft, Executive Order 1699—Reserving Lands in Arizona for Use of the Navajo Indians Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/276655