Executive Order 17

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Signed by President  Ulysses Grant  Monday, August 31, 1874

It appearing to me, from their trial at Washington and at the city of New York, that the further extension of the civil-service rules will promote the efficiency of the public service, it is ordered that such rules be, and they are hereby, extended to the several Federal offices at the city and in the customs district of Boston, and that the proper measures be taken for carrying this order into effect.


Signature of Ulysses S. Grant
U. S. Grant 



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