The BOARD OF EXAMINERS
Treasury Department :
By direction of the President, the rules and regulations known as the civil-service rules, etc., governing appointments and promotions under the Treasury Department are hereby abolished, and hereafter all appointments will be made as provided for by section 164, Revised Statutes, enacted June 22, 1874.
You are instructed and directed to transfer all books, papers, records, and public property in your possession to the chief clerk of the Department, and notify all sub-boards of the promulgation of this order.
The clerks and other employees now on duty under the direction of the board of examiners will report to the chief clerk for assignment to duty.
I am, very respectfully,
B. H. BRISTOW, Secretary.
(A similar order was, by direction of the President, issued by the heads of the other Executive Departments.)
Ulysses S. Grant, Executive Order Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/204245