Whereas by an Executive order of January 17, 1873, it was declared that "persons holding any Federal civil office by appointment, under the Constitution and the laws of the United States will be expected, while holding such office, not to accept or hold any office under any State or Territorial government or under the charter or ordinances of any municipal corporation." I deem it proper to give public notice that hereafter, in order to secure a more efficient administration of the work of the Bureau of the Census, certain State and county officials, such as sheriffs, deputy sheriffs, tax collectors, assessors, deputy assessors, school commissioners, superintendents, etc., may accept appointments as special agents for the collection of statistics of cotton.

Signature of William Howard Taft
Wm. H. Taft.

The White House,

August 4, 1909.

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