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Executive Order

May 28, 1881

DEAR SIR:* I am directed by the President to inform you that the several Departments of the Government will be closed on Monday, the 30th instant, to enable the employees to participate in the decoration of the graves of the soldiers who fell during the rebellion.

Very respectfully,

*Addressed to the heads of the Executive Departments, etc.

J. STANLEY BROWN, Private Secretary.

James A. Garfield, Executive Order Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/203832

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