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ZACHARY TAYLOR, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. To all whom it may concern:
An exequatur having been granted to Señor Carlos de España, bearing date the 29th October, 1846, recognizing him as the consul of Her Catholic Majesty at the port of New Orleans and declaring him free to exercise and enjoy such functions, powers, and privileges as are allowed to the consuls of the most favored nations in the United States:
These are now to declare that I do no longer recognize the said Carlos de España as consul of Her Catholic Majesty in any part of the United States, nor permit him to exercise and enjoy any of the functions, powers, or privileges allowed to the consuls of Spain; and I do hereby wholly revoke and annul the said exequatur heretofore given, and do declare the same to be absolutely null and void from this day forward. In testimony whereof I have caused these letters to be made patent and
the seal of the United States of America to be hereunto affixed. [SEAL.] Given under my hand this 4th day of January, A. D. 1850, and of the Independence of the United States the seventy-fourth.
Z. TAYLOR. By the President:
JOHN M. CLAYTON, Secretary of State.
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
A PROCLAMATION. 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 roth day of January, (SEAL.]
A. D. 1850, and of the Independence of the United States the seventy-fourth.
Z. TAYLOR. By the President:
J. M. CLAYTON, Secretary of State.
DEATH OF PRESIDENT TAYLOR.
ANNOUNCEMENT TO MR. FILLMORE.
(From official records in the State Department.)
DEPARTMENT OF STATE, MILLARD FILLMORE,
Washington, July 9, 1850. President of the United States. SIR: The melancholy and most painful duty devolves on us to announce to you that Zachary Taylor, late President of the United States, is no
He died at the President's mansion this evening at half-past 10 o'clock. We have the honor to be, etc., JOHN M. CLAYTON, GEO. W. CRAWFORD, Secretary of State.
Secretary of War. W. M. MEREDITH,
WM. BALLARD PRESTON, Secretary of the Treasury.
Secretary of the Navy.
Postmaster-General. [The announcement as published in the Daily National Intelligencer of July 11, 1850, contains also the signature of Reverdy Johnson, AttorneyGeneral.]
REPLY OF MR. FILLMORE.
WASHINGTON, July 9, 1850. To the Hons. JOHN M. CLAYTON, Secretary of State; W. M. MEREDITH,
Secretary of the Treasury; T. EWING, Secretary of the Interior;
JOHNSON, Attorney-General. GENTLEMEN: I have just received your note conveying the melancholy and painful intelligence of the decease of Zachary Taylor, late President of the United States. I have no language to express the emotions of my heart. The shock is so sudden and unexpected that I am overwhelmed with grief.
I shall avail myself of the earliest moment to communicate this sad intelligence to Congress, and shall appoint a time and place for taking the oath of office prescribed to the President of the United States. You are requested to be present and witness the ceremony. I am, gentlemen, etc.,
COMMUNICATION TO THE SENATE FROM MR. FILLMORE.
WASHINGTON, July 10, 1850. To the Senate of the United States:
In consequence of the lamented death of Zachary Taylor, late President of the United States, I shall no longer occupy the chair of the Senate, and I have thought that a formal communication to the Senate to that effect, through your Secretary, might enable you the more promptly to proceed to the choice of a presiding officer.
ANNOUNCEMENT TO CONGRESS.
WASHINGTON, July 1o, 1850. Fellow-Citizens of the Senate and House of Representatives:
I have to perform the melancholy duty of announcing to you that it has pleased Almighty God to remove from this life Zachary Taylor, late President of the United States. He deceased last evening at the hour of half-past 10 o'clock, in the midst of his family and surrounded by affectionate friends, calmiy and in the full possession of all his faculties. Among his last words were these, which he uttered with emphatic distinctness:
I have always done my duty. I am ready to die. My only regret is for the friends I leave behind me.
Having announced to you, fellow-citizens, this most afflicting bereavement, and assuring you that it has penetrated no heart with deeper grief than mine, it remains for me to say that I propose this day at 12 o'clock, in the Hall of the House of Representatives, in the presence of both Houses of Congress, to take the oath prescribed by the Constitution, to enable me to enter on the execution of the office which this event has devolved on me.
ANNOUNCEMENT TO REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Washington, July 10, 1850. SIR: It has become my most painful duty to announce to you the decease of Zachary Taylor, late President of the United States.