Proclamation 872—Convening Extra Session of Congress
By the President of the United States of America
Whereas, public interests require that the Congress of the United States should be convened in extra session at twelve o'clock, noon, on the fifteenth day of March, 1909, to receive such communication as may be made by the Executive;
Now, Therefore, I, William Howard Taft, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim and declare that an extraordinary occasion requires the Congress of the United States to convene in extra session at the Capitol in the city of Washington on the fifteenth day of March, 1909, at twelve o'clock, noon, of which all persons who shall at that time be entitled to act as members thereof are hereby required to take notice.
Given under my hand and seal of the United States of America, the 6th day of March 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.
WM H TAFT
By the President:
P. C. KNOX
Secretary of State.
William Howard Taft, Proclamation 872—Convening Extra Session of Congress Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/364917