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Historical survey regarding gifts from foreign monarchs and governments to Government officers
This opinion examines the history of regulations on U.S. officials receiving decorations or gifts from foreign governments, from the Articles of Confederation to Executive Order No. 7577 in 1937. The OLC does not provide release dates for its opinions, so the release date listed is the date on which the opinion was authored. The original opinion is available at https://justice.gov/olc/page/file/935756/download.
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