A Compilation Of The Messages And Papers Of The Presidents; James Buchanan Volume 4 by James D. RichardsonA Compilation Of The Messages And Papers Of The Presidents; James Buchanan Volume 4 by James D. Richardson

A Compilation Of The Messages And Papers Of The Presidents; James Buchanan Volume 4

byJames D. Richardson

Paperback | August 23, 2012

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Excerpt: ...fitting a similar respect should be shown to the memory of the distinguished deceased by the national arms of defense. Accordingly, half-hour guns will be fired from sunrise to sunset at every garrisoned military post the day succeeding the receipt of this order, the national flag will be displayed at half-staff during the same time, and officers of the Army will wear for three months the proper badge of military mourning. The War Department and its bureaus will be closed until the day succeeding the funeral obsequies. JOHN B FLOYD, Secretary of War. From the Daily National Intelligencer, March 10, 1859. GENERAL ORDER. NAVY DEPARTMENT, March 9, 1859. The Secretary of the Navy, by the direction of the President, announces to the Navy and to the Marine Corps the lamented death of the Hon. Aaron V. Brown, Postmaster-General of the United States. He died at his residence in the city of Washington on the 8th of the present month. As a mark of respect to his high character, his eminent position, and great public services, it is directed that on the day after the receipt of this order by the different navy-yards and stations and vessels of war of the United States in commission the flags be hoisted at half-mast from sunrise to sunset and that seventeen minute guns be fired at noon. Officers of the Navy and Marine Corps will wear crape on the left arm for thirty days. The Navy Department will be draped in mourning and will be closed until after the funeral. ISAAC TOUCEY, Secretary of the Navy. THIRD ANNUAL MESSAGE. WASHINGTON CITY, December 19, 1859. Fellow-Citizens of the Senate and House of Representatives: Our deep and heartfelt gratitude is due to that Almighty Power which has bestowed upon us such varied and numerous blessings throughout the past year. The general health of the country has been excellent, our harvests have been unusually plentiful, and prosperity smiles throughout the land. Indeed, notwithstanding our demerits, we have much reason to...
Title:A Compilation Of The Messages And Papers Of The Presidents; James Buchanan Volume 4Format:PaperbackDimensions:118 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.25 inPublished:August 23, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1153581744

ISBN - 13:9781153581745

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