Executive Order 1077—Communications and Reports Relative to Certain Territories and Possessions to be Transmitted through the Interior Department
It is hereby ordered that on and after May 1, 1909, all official communications or reports from and to executive officers of the territories and territorial possessions of the United States, viz.: Arizona, Hawaii, New Mexico, Porto Rico, Alaska, Indian Territory, Samoa and Guam, and all official communications or reports relating to territorial matters from and to all executive officers of the United States stationed in such territories and territorial possessions, shall be transmitted directly to the heads of the Departments of the Government as provided by law, and in all cases where the acts of Congress do not specifically designate the department to which reports shall be transmitted, the same shall be forwarded to the Secretary of the Interior in such manner and under such regulations as he may prescribe.
WM. H. TAFT.
THE WHITE HOUSE, May 25, 1909.
William Howard Taft, Executive Order 1077—Communications and Reports Relative to Certain Territories and Possessions to be Transmitted through the Interior Department Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/364903