Messages and Papers of Grover Cleveland

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Author: Grover Cleveland

Special Order.

NAVY DEPARTMENT,

Washington, November 18, 1886.

The President of the United States announces the death of ex-President Chester Alan Arthur in the following proclamation [order]:

[For order see preceding page.]

It is hereby directed, in pursuance of the instructions of the President, that on the day of the funeral, where this order may be received in time, otherwise on the day after its receipt, the ensign at each naval station and of each of the vessels of the United States Navy in commission be hoisted at half-mast from sunrise to sunset, and that also, at each naval station and on board of flagships and vessels acting singly, a gun be fired at intervals of every half hour from sunrise to sunset.

The officers of the Navy and Marine Corps will wear the usual badge of mourning attached to the sword hilt and on the left arm for a period of thirty days.

WILLIAM C. WHITNEY,

Secretary of the Navy.

EXECUTIVE MANSION,

Washington,November 20, 1886.

It is hereby ordered, That the Department of Agriculture, the Government Printing Office, and all other. Government offices in the District of Columbia be closed on Monday, the 22d instant, the day of the funeral of the late Chester Alan Arthur, ex-President of the United States.

GROVER CLEVELAND

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Chicago: Grover Cleveland, "Special Order.," Messages and Papers of Grover Cleveland in James D. Richardson, Ed., a Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Grover Cleveland (U.S. Bureau of National Literature and Art, 1910), 8:5429-5437 Original Sources, accessed May 31, 2023, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=GXSV3AX635B8BJ1.

MLA: Cleveland, Grover. "Special Order." Messages and Papers of Grover Cleveland, in James D. Richardson, Ed., a Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Grover Cleveland (U.S. Bureau of National Literature and Art, 1910), 8:5429-5437, Original Sources. 31 May. 2023. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=GXSV3AX635B8BJ1.

Harvard: Cleveland, G, 'Special Order.' in Messages and Papers of Grover Cleveland. cited in , James D. Richardson, Ed., a Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Grover Cleveland (U.S. Bureau of National Literature and Art, 1910), 8:5429-5437. Original Sources, retrieved 31 May 2023, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=GXSV3AX635B8BJ1.