PROCLAMATION OF MEMORIAL DAY

 

May 27-28, 1880

Washington, D.C.

 

To Heads of All Departments,

The Government Printer and

Chief, Agriculture Bureau

 

Dear Sir,

 

I am directed by the President to say that several Departments of the Government will be closed Saturday, the 29th inst. in remembrance of those who fell in defense of the Nation, and to enable the employees to participate in commemorative ceremonies of the day.

 

Very respectfully

Your obedient servant

/s/ W.K. Rogers

Private Secretary