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    James Garfield Framed Image and ALS to John Sherman James Abram Garfield (1831-1881) twentieth President, serving for only six and a half months, March-September, 1881, assassinated by Charles Guiteau. Republican Senator and Representative from Ohio, Garfield rose to the rank of major general during the Civil War, distinguishing himself in his victory at Chicamauga. A learned lawyer and clergyman, Congressman Garfield found himself in New York City when news broke of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. A mob of more than 50,000 massed at the Custom House in downtown Manhattan and threatened to riot. They began marching to the office of the New York World crying "Vengeance!" Garfield single-handedly calmed the crowd, delivering a moving speech calling for calm. Framed autograph letter signed to John Sherman, the Ohio Senator and Secretary of the Treasury, requesting a printed copy of a bill on the "Distribution of Currency." A wonderful combination of image and handwriting, elegantly framed and presented. Professionally matted and framed to archival standards. Measures 17" x 12" overall. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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    April, 2005
    13th Wednesday
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