Executive Order 3844—Powers of Alien Property Custodian
By virtue of the power and authority vested in me by "an Act to define, regulate, and punish trading with the enemy and for other purposes," known as the "Trading with the Enemy Act," approved October 6, 1917, and the amendments thereto, I hereby make the following orders, rules and regulations:
1. I hereby vest in the Alien Property Custodian all power and authority conferred upon me by the provisions of Section 9 of the Act approved October 6, 1917, known as the "Trading with the Enemy Act," as amended March 4, 1923, pertaining to every claim in which the amount to be returned or paid does not exceed in money or other property the value of Ten Thousand Dollars. The Alien Property Custodian may refer any such claim to the Attorney General for an opinion upon the law or facts upon which such claim is based.
2. All other Executive Orders heretofore made are hereby amended and modified to such extent as may be necessary to conform with the provisions hereof.
WARREN G. HARDING
THE WHITE HOUSE, May 16, 1923.
Warren G. Harding, Executive Order 3844—Powers of Alien Property Custodian Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/329268