File No. 14279.
Washington , June 24, 1908 .
To the diplomatic and consular officers of the United States.
Gentlemen: Your attention is invited to the President’s proclamation of to-day’s date announcing the death of ex-President Grover Cleveland, and directing proper expressions of honor to his memory.
You will cause the flags of your respective offices to be displayed at half-staff for a period of 30 days from the day of the receipt of this instruction or from the day on which you may have received advance information by telegraph.
I am, etc.,