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    James A. Garfield Manuscript Letter Signed. One page, 4.75" x 8", March 6, 1880, Washington, D.C., on United States House of Representatives lined paper, to R. P. Cannon of Aurora, Portage County, Ohio. Mounted on cardstock 8" x 11" overall. Very fine.

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    Congressman Garfield assures Cannon that he has endorsed his application to serve on the Fish Commission. Garfield ends the letter with, "Mrs. Garfield joins me in kindest regards to you and yours,/ As Ever Your Friend,/ J. A. Garfield". Two months later Garfield had accepted the Republican nomination in Chicago. In November, Garfield was elected by a narrow popular vote (2,000 votes), but by a broad electoral vote (214 out of 369) to defeat the Democratic nominee, Winfield Scott Hancock.



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