April 22, 1879

Washington, D.C.


The President, in making public announcement of the death of Major General John A. Dix, which occurred during the last night in the city of New York, desires to commend to the attention of the people of the country the great public services, through his long life, of this eminent citizen, and the patriotic record of his military service both in his early youth and at an advanced aged.


Appropriate honors will be paid to his memory under the direction of the Treasury Department, of which he was, at an important period, the Head, and of the War Department, and it is recommended to his fellow citizens to participate in the general tokens of respect due to his worth as a private citizen and to his eminent services as Senator of the United States, Minister to France, and Governor of the State of New York.


Rutherford B. Hayes