Friday, April 29, 2011

Letter of the Day: April 29

Curatorial Records: Numbered Correspondence 02219

War Department,
Washington, April 29, 1897


From an examination of the daily time reports of officers and employes [sic] of the Department for the month of February, 1897, the Secretary of War is convinced that the preparation of such reports involves in the aggregate much time and labor which could be more advantageously employed upon current work. Accordingly, the Orders of February 23, 1894, requiring the keeping of daily records of the time of arrival at and departure from their offices of all persons on duty in the several bureaus, etc., are hereby revoked; it being expected that all officers and employes [sic] will observe the obligations of their oath of office to well and faithfully discharge the duties of their office.

R.A. Alger
Secretary of War

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