Rare President James A. Garfield Letter in Office

April 27, 1881

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Rare President James A. Garfield Letter in Office
Autograph Letter Signed
1 page | SMC 315

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      In the early days of his administration, Garfield responds to a suggestion made by his long-time friend, C.B. Lockwood. His idea was a good one, Garfield writes, and he has acted upon it.

      Garfield, who would be shot and mortally wounded in July 1881, really only fully functioned as Chief Executive for four months; as a result, his autograph letters in office are very scarce.

      Autograph Letter Signed (“J.A. Garfield”), as President, 1 page, octavo, Executive Mansion, Washington, April 27, 1881. To C.B. Lockwood in Cleveland, Ohio. With autograph envelope.
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      EXECUTIVE MANSION,
      WASHINGTON.

      April 27/ 81

      Dear Lockwood -

      Yours of the 21st March came duly to hand.  I have not been able to answer it until now - I thank you for your thoughtful & good suggestion & have acted upon it.

      Very Truly Yours

      J A Garfield

      C.B. Lockwood
      110 Water St  Cleveland, O.

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      EXECUTIVE MANSION

      Mr. C.B. Lockwood
      110 Water St
      Cleveland
      Ohio

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