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Executive Order—Death of George Bancroft

January 19, 1891

The death of George Bancroft, which occurred in the city of Washington on Saturday, January 17, at 3:40 o'clock p.m., removes from among the living one of the most distinguished Americans. As an expression of the public loss and sorrow the flags of all the Executive Departments at Washington and the public buildings in the cities through which the funeral party is to pass will be placed at half-mast on to-morrow and until the body of this eminent statesman, scholar, and historian shall rest in the State that gave him to his country and to the world.

By direction of the President:


Private Secretary.

APP Note: Title adapted by Gerhard Peters

Benjamin Harrison, Executive Order—Death of George Bancroft Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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