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    James A. Garfield Letter Signed "J. A. Garfield". One page, 5" x 8", Weston, Ohio, June 26, 1880, written to James McLean of Massachusetts, thanking him for his letter of congratulations. In part: "The congratulations of my old classmates are specially acceptable to me and I ask that you accept my thanks for your hearty one." Earlier that June, 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. This note of thanks was written one year before his election as the twentieth president. Fine.


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    17th-18th Friday-Saturday
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