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

July 09, 1850

ANNOUNCEMENT TO MR. FILLMORE.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE,

Washington, July 9, 1850.

MILLARD FILLMORE,

President of the United States.

SIR: The melancholy and most painful duty devolves on us to announce to you that Zachary Taylor, late President of the United States, is no more. He died at the President's mansion this evening at half-past 10 o'clock.

We have the honor to be, etc.,

JOHN M. CLAYTON,

Secretary of State .

W. M. MEREDITH,

Secretary of the Treasury.

T. EWING,

Secretary of the Interior.

GEO. W. CRAWFORD,

Secretary of War.

WM. BALLARD PRESTON,

Secretary of the Navy.

J. COLLAMER,

Postmaster-General.

(The announcement as published in the Daily National Intelligencer of July 11, 1850, contains also the signature of Reverdy Johnson, Attorney General.)

Zachary Taylor, Announcement to the Vice-President of the Death of President Taylor Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/200697

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