Document Signed by President William McKinley Close to His Assassination

August 22, 1901

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Document Signed by President William McKinley Close to His Assassination
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1 page | SMC 1190

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      At the turn of the last century, the sitting President, William McKinley, went on vacation in the summer of 1901 – for three months. This document, albeit headlined Washington, was signed during that idyll, his last, before his appointment in Buffalo two weeks later.

      Rare as of this date, so close to McKinley's assassination.


      Document Signed, as President, partially printed and accomplished in manuscript; 1 page, large oblong folio (19” by 15”), Washington, August 22, 1901. Co-signed by the Acting Secretary of War and replete with blue wafer Seal.
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