William McKinley Invites Old Friend to Go with Him to His Gubernatorial Inauguration: "Don't fail me."

January 5, 1892

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William McKinley Invites Old Friend to Go with Him to His Gubernatorial Inauguration: "Don't fail me."
Autograph Letter Signed
1 page | SMC 1666

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      The new Governor-Elect of Ohio, William McKinley, invites his old friends, Mr. and Mrs. John Taylor, to travel with him and Mrs. McKinley from Canton to Columbus for the inauguration. They will leave on Saturday morning for the Monday swearing-in. “You and Mrs. Taylor had better come up the day before, so as to be on hand to accompany us,” he writes. “Don’t fail me.”
       
      Taylor would be with his friend four years later, too, when McKinley got the news at home that he had been elected president - and would go with him to Washington for that inauguration as well.


      Autograph Letter Signed, as Governor-Elect, 1 page, octavo, Canton, Ohio, no date [January 5, 1892].
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      CANTON, OHIO.

      Dear Mr Taylor,

      We leave here at 1045 am Saturday, you & Mrs Taylor had better come up the day before, so as to be on hand to accompany us.  Don't fail me.

      Wishing you all a happy new year & with kind regard.


      Your friend

      WM McKINLEY



      Col Jack Taylor.

      Jany 5/ 92