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    James Garfield Document Signed as President

    Scarce James A. Garfield Document Signed as President A partly-printed DS "James A. Garfield", one page, 8" x 10", Washington, April 15, 1881, authorizing and directing "the Secretary of State to cause the Seal of the United States to be affixed to a warrant commuting the sentence imposed on Skokee otherwise 'Turtle'". The President's signature boldly adorns the document and measures more than 4" across. He signs his first name in full, a much scarcer version of his signature. Garfield holds the dubious distinction of serving the second shortest presidential term in U.S. history. His term was cut short by Charles Guiteau, a disappointed office seeker, who shot the president on July 2, 1881. Garfield lived another ten weeks, finally expiring on September 19, 1881. Garfield's autograph as President is uncommon and very desirable. The document has two horizontal folds well away from the signature, remaining in near fine condition and ideal for display.

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