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    James Garfield Autograph Presidential Campaign Update Letter Signed during his successful campaign for presidency. One page, 8" x 10", September 18, 1880, Mentor, Ohio. This letter, written exactly one year and one day before Garfield's death from a bullet fired by assassin Charles J. Guiteau, is addressed to D. B. Henderson of Dubuque, Iowa, and reads in part: "Your suggestions are made in the right line. It appears that after all we have carried Maine by a close share but every energy must now be bent to carry the October states. I think our people are more determined than ever." James Garfield, the Republican candidate, easily defeated Democratic candidate Winfield Scott Hancock to become the twentieth U.S. president. This toned letter has folds and remnants of two pieces of cello tape along the top edge. On verso is written, "Genl. Garfield/ Sept. 18/80". Near fine.

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