Proclamation 842—Centennial Anniversay of the Birth of Abraham Lincoln
By the President of the United States of America
Whereas, by Joint Resolution of Congress it is provided "That the twelfth day of February, nineteen hundred and nine, the same being the centennial anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, be and the same is hereby, made a special legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the Territories of the United States ";
And, Whereas, by the said Joint Resolution the President is authorized to issue a proclamation in accordance with the foregoing, setting apart the twelfth day of February, nineteen hundred and nine, as a special legal holiday;
Now, Therefore, I, Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United States of America, in virtue of the authority conferred upon me by the said Joint Resolution, do hereby set apart the twelfth day of February, nineteen hundred and nine, as a special legal holiday.
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 eleventh day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and nine, and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and thirty-third.
By the President:
ROBERT BACON, Secretary of State .
Theodore Roosevelt, Proclamation 842—Centennial Anniversay of the Birth of Abraham Lincoln Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/206571