Executive Order

Executive Order No. 7: (1st Series) Definitions and rules of construction applicable to Executive Orders

Date: 03/16/1942
Issuer: Leverett Saltonstall
Revoked by: 1st Series Executive Order 99

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WHEREAS, it is desirable and important that a uniform construction and meaning be given to words and phrases used in executive orders to the end that conflicting interpretations and inconsistent applications therof may be eliminated in so far as is possible:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Leverett Saltonstall, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, acting under the authority of Acts of 1942, chapter 13, section 3, and of all other authority vested in me, do hereby issue this order as a measure necessary and expedient for meeting the extreme emergency for the existing state of war between the United States and any foreign country.

The rules of construction and the definitions set forth in General Laws (Ter. Ed.) chapter 4, sections 6 and 7, with respect to statutes, and the provisions of section 9, with respect to performance of certain acts on the day after a Sunday or a legal holiday, shall be deemed applicable in construing executive orders which have heretofore been or may hereafter be issued by the Governor of this Commonwealth, unless the application of such rules or definitions would involve a construction inconsistent with or repugnant to the context of such an executive order.

GIVEN at the Executive Chamber in Boston, this sixteenth day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and forty-two, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and sixty-sixth.

By His Excellency the Governor



Secretary of the Commonwealth

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