Proclamation 53—Establishment of Nasqually and Portland, Oregon, as Ports of Delivery
By the President of the United States of America
Whereas by an act of the Congress of the United States of the 14th of August, 1848, entitled "An act to establish the Territorial government of Oregon," the President of the United States is authorized to establish such ports of delivery in the collection district created by that act, not exceeding two in number (one of which shall be located on Pugets Sound), as he may deem proper:
Now, therefore, I, Zachary Taylor, President of the United States of America, do hereby declare and proclaim the ports of Nesqually (on Pugets Sound) and Portland, in the collection district of Oregon, in the Territory of Oregon, to be constituted ports of delivery, with all the privileges authorized by law to such ports.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.
Done at the city of Washington, this 10th day of January, A.D. 1850, and of the Independence of the United States the seventy-fourth.
By the President:
J. M. CLAYTON, Secretary of State.
Zachary Taylor, Proclamation 53—Establishment of Nasqually and Portland, Oregon, as Ports of Delivery Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/200445