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Andrew Johnson: Executive Order—Suspending from Office Edwin M. Stanton as Secretary of War
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Executive Order—Suspending from Office Edwin M. Stanton as Secretary of War
August 12, 1867
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Hon. EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

Sir: By virtue of the power and authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and laws of the United States, you are hereby suspended from office as Secretary of War, and will cease to exercise any and all functions pertaining to the same.

You will at once transfer to General Ulysses S. Grant, who has this day been authorized and empowered to act as Secretary of War ad interim, all records, books, and other property now in your custody and charge.

ANDREW JOHNSON



Citation: Andrew Johnson: "Executive Order—Suspending from Office Edwin M. Stanton as Secretary of War," August 12, 1867. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project. http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=72131.
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