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Executive Order—Death of Hannibal Hamlin

July 06, 1891

To the People of the United States:

The President, with a profound feeling of sorrow, announces the death of Hannibal Hamlin, at one time Vice-President of the United States, who died at Bangor, Me., on the evening of Saturday, July 4.

Few men in this country have filled more important and and more distinguished public positions than Mr. Hamlin, and in recognition of his many eminent and varied services and as an expression of the great respect and reverence which are felt for his memory it is ordered that the national flag be displayed at half-mast upon the public buildings of the United States on the day of his funeral.


By the President:


Acting Secretary of State.

APP Note: Title adapted by Gerhard Peters

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

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