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Guiteau, Charles (1841-1882) My Case [poem]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06319 Author/Creator: Guiteau, Charles (1841-1882) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Autograph manuscript signed Date: 1 June 1882 Pagination: 6 p. ; 32.4 x 19.5 cm.

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Summary of Content: Faded ink. "For Saturday's Star." A poem justifying his assassination of President Garfield. "I executed / the Divine command. And Garfield did remove / to save my party / and my country / from the bitter fate of war...." The fifth page has had a slip of paper attached to lower third of page, adding six lines of poetry. (Some staining from the glue used.)

People: Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881

Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Subjects: PresidentAssassinationsPoetry

Sub Era: The Gilded Age

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