Announcement to Representatives of the United States Abroad of the Death of President Taylor
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.
I am, sir, respectfully, your obedient servant,
JOHN M. CLAYTON.
Zachary Taylor, Announcement to Representatives of the United States Abroad of the Death of President Taylor Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/200705