May 27, 1878
SIR:* I am directed by the President to say that the several Departments of the Government will be closed on Thursday, the 30th instant, in respect to the memory of those who fell in defense of the Union, and to enable the employees to participate in the commemorative ceremonies of the day.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
W. K. ROGERS, Private Secretary.
*Addressed to the heads of the Executive Departments, etc.
Rutherford B. Hayes, Executive Order Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/203474