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The Life and Public Services of James A. Garfield

Twentieth President of the United States.

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Published: 1881
Language: English
Wordcount: 129,516 / 383 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62.7
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 546
Added to site: 2010.11.06 29469
Genre: Biography

Including full and accurate details of his eventful administration, assassination, last hours, death, etc., together with notable extracts from his speeches and letters.

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Talk with Garfield's Mother.--First Church where he Preached.--His Religious Experience.--Garfield as a Preacher. 280


The Sunday Preceding the Burial.--The Crowded Churches.--The one Theme that Absorbed all Hearts.--Across the Water.--At Alexandra Palace.--At St. Paul's Cathedral.--At Westminster Abbey.--Paris.--Berlin.--Extract from London Times. 287


National Day of Mourning.--Draping of Public Buildings and Private Residences.--Touching Incident.--Tributes to Garfield.--Senator Hoar's Address.--Whittier's Letter.--Senator Dawes' Remarks. 290


Subscription Fund for the President's Family.--Ready Generosity of the People.--Touching Incident.--Total Amount of the Fund.--How the Money was Invested.--Project for Memorial Hospital in Washington.--Cyrus W. Field's Gift of Memorial Window to Williams College.--Garfield's Affection for his Alma Mater.--Reception given Mark Hopkins and the Williams Graduates.--Garfield's Address to



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