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July 10, 1850
Zachary Taylor

CIRCULAR.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Washington, July 10, 1850.

SIR: It has become my most painful duty to announce to you the decease of Zachary Taylor, late President of the United States.

This afflicting event took place on the 9th instant at the Executive Mansion in this city, at thirty minutes after 10 o'clock in the evening.

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