February 28, 1881

Washington, D.C.



Now, therefore, I, RUTHERFORD B. HAYES, President of the United States, have considered it to be my duty to issue this my proclamation, declaring that an extraordinary occasion requires the Senate of the United States to convene for the transaction of business at the Capitol, in the city of Washington, on the fourth day of March next, at twelve o’clock at noon on that day, of which all who shall at that time be entitled to act as members of that body are hereby required to take notice.


Given under my hand and the seal of the United State, at Washington, the twenty-eighth day of February, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-one, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and fifth.