Letter from Apr. 17, 1865

Hugh McCulloch to Treasury Department

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    Hugh McCulloch to the Employees of the Treasury Department

  • Description

    Secretary of the Treasury Hugh McCulloch signed this notice requiring all members of the U.S. Department of the Treasury to wear black crepe bands on their left arm for a period of six months in honor of the memory of President Lincoln.

  • Transcription

    Treasury Department.

    Washington, April 17, 1865.

    It is hereby ordered that, in honor to the memory of our late illustrious Chief Magistrate, all officers and others subject to the orders of the Secretary of the Treasury, wear crape upon the left arm for the period of six months.

    H McCulloch

    Secretary of the Treasury

  • Source

    Hugh McCulloch Letter

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    McCulloch, Hugh, 1808-1895. "Hugh McCulloch to the Employees of the Treasury Department". Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed March 24, 2019. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/700