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    Charles Guiteau Signature and Pass to His Murder Trial A bold ink signature on a slip, 5.5" x 1.5" in size, dated December 17, 1881, slightly smeared, else fine. Also, a handwritten note "Admit bearer and Lady to the trial of Charles J. Guiteau / Washington D.C." in pencil on a lined sheet 4" x 5.5", folds and some paper loss affecting no text. On July 2, 1881, Guiteau shot Garfield in the back with a .44-caliber revolver. He fled the shooting scene in a cab, leaving behind many witnesses. Guiteau reported to jail hours later. Despite behaving like a madman at his trial, he was found guilty, and hanged in 1882. Two items. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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    April, 2005
    13th Wednesday
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