Proclamation 604—Prohibiting the Export of Arms, Ammunition and Munitions of War to the Dominican Republic
By the President of the United States of America
Whereas, by a Joint Resolution, approved April 22, 1898, entitled "Joint Resolution to prohibit the export of coal or other material used in war from any sea-port of the United States", the President is "authorized, in his discretion, and with such limitations and exceptions as shall deem to him expedient, to prohibit the export of coal or other material used in war from any sea-port of the United States until otherwise ordered by the President or by Congress ;"
Now, Therefore, I, Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United States of America, for good and sufficient reasons unto me appearing, and by virtue of the authority conferred upon me by the said Joint Resolution, do hereby declare and proclaim that the export of arms, ammunition and munitions of war of every kind, from any port in the United States or in Porto Rico to any port in the Dominican Republic, is prohibited, without limitation or exception, from and after the date of this my proclamation until otherwise ordered by the President or by Congress.
And I do hereby enjoin all good citizens of the United States and of Porto Rico and all persons residing or being within the territory or jurisdiction thereof to be governed accordingly.
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.
Done at the city of Washington this 14th day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and five and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and thirtieth.
By the President:
Secretary of State.
Theodore Roosevelt, Proclamation 604—Prohibiting the Export of Arms, Ammunition and Munitions of War to the Dominican Republic Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/206594