Macomb, Alexander (1782-1841), Major General Commanding the Army of the United States. Order No. 16: "The Hundredth Anniversary of the Birth of Washington is at Hand." Headquarters of the Army, Adjutant General's Office. Washington, DC. February 15, 1832. HTML Marshall Davies Lloyd (October 16, 2000).
HEAD QUARTERS OF THE ARMY,
ADJUCTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE,
Washington, February 15, 1832.
THE HUNDRETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF WASHINGTON IS AT HAND. The whole nation is prepared to celebrate the event. Proudly may America recur to the actions which give celebrity to his Name--profitably, indeed, may her citizents contemplate his virtue and example. While Washington is justly esteemed the Father of his Country, let the Sons of that Country he united in brotherly love and patriotic exercion, in perpetuating unimpaired, their noble inheritance of unexampled individual liberty and national independence. The name of Washington is identified with all that tends to the happiness of mankind. His praises are not confined to his own country--they resound throughout every Land where deeds of patriotism are admired, or liberal principles cherished. The Army, interested in double capacity of citizens and soldiers, cordially participates in the common feeling.--Let then the twenty-second day of February, 1832, be ushered in by a Salute of One Hundred Guns from the several military posts: and let every other military display be exhibited, which may be consistant and proper to the occasion.
The Commandants of Forts and Posts are chared with the execution of this order.
BY ORDER OF ALEXANDER MACOMB,
|Marshall Davies Lloyd|