Addressing the loss of her husband, in an autograph letter, signed by her February 27, 1882, from Cleveland, to Mrs. James G. Blaine, the wife of Garfield's Secretary of State who was with the President when he was mortally wounded by the assassin Charles Guiteau the previous year at the railroad station in Washington, D.C.

Cleveland, Ohio: 1882. Four pages, approximately 350 words, in part: "Advance sheets of [Mr. Blaine's] address reached her yesterday morning. Thronging emotions and memories made my heart stand still. It was the anniversary of the last day the Gen'l passed in our Mentor [Ohio] home ... hopes, ambitions, aspirations, pure & high, and almost assured, all swept away -- nothing left but tears." Garfield took office in March, 1881, was shot in July, and died a lingering death in September. Mrs. Garfield thanks Mr. Blaine for his wonderful words and his tribute to her husband's life and character. A beautiful, poignant letter. Still very good. Folded for mailing (some browning at folds). (9782). Item #61972

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