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Executive Order—Death of John C. Fremont

July 14, 1890

The death of John C. Fremont, a major-general on the retired list of the Army of the United States, is an event calling for some appropriate expression of the national sorrow and of a grateful appreciation of his public services. His career was full of adventurous and useful discovery and of devoted and conspicuous service both in civil and military affairs. He opened the passes of the Rocky Mountains and gave value to his discoveries by aiding to create an American State on the Pacific Coast.

(Addressed to the heads of the Executive Departments, etc.)

It is therefore ordered, That the national flag be displayed at half-mast upon all the buildings of the Executive Departments in this city until after the funeral shall have taken place.

By direction of the President:


Private Secretary .

APP Note: Title adapted by Gerhard Peters

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

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