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Announcement to the Vice-President of the Death of President Harrison

April 04, 1841

JOHN TYLER,

Vice-President of the United States.

SIR: It has become our most painful duty to inform you that William Henry Harrison, late President of the United States, has departed this life.

This distressing event took place this day at the President's mansion, in this city, at thirty minutes before 1 in the morning.

We lose no time in dispatching the chief clerk in the State Department as a special messenger to bear you these melancholy tidings.

We have the honor to be, with the highest regard, your obedient servants,

DANIEL WEBSTER,

Secretary of State.

THOMAS EWING,

Secretary of the Treasury.

JOHN BELL,

Secretary of War .

JOHN J. CRITTENDEN,

Attorney-Genera l.

FRANCIS GRANGER,

Postmaster-General .

John Tyler, Announcement to the Vice-President of the Death of President Harrison Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/200518

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