Executive Order 288½

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Signed by President  Theodore Roosevelt  Saturday, December 31, 1904
Amended by Executive Order 319, March 31, 1905. Superseded by Executive Order 977, November 24, 1908.

It is hereby ordered that hereafter no officer, clerk, or employee in the executive service of the Government, who is also a notary public, shall charge or receive any compensation whatever for performing any notarial act for an officer, clerk, or employee of the Government in his official capacity, or in any matter in which the Government is interested, or for any person when, in the case of such person, the act is performed during the hours of such notary's service to the Government. Disobedience of this order shall be ground for immediate dismissal from the service.

Signature of Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt.

White House,

December 31, 1904.


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