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GARFIELD, James (1831-1881) Twentieth President , Garfield rose to major general during the Civil War, served as chief of staff under Rosecrans and won his seat in Congress while still in uniform. He was elected President and Senator - both in 1880. He was shot by Charles Guiteau in Washington after only three months as President and died later in New Jersey. Letter Signed, "J. A. Garfield," one page, 8 x 10, July 15, 1880. Letter to J. A. Smith at the Navy Pay Office in Washington, commenting on his presidential campaign, in part: "Accept my thanks for your information in regard to our company's affairs. And also for your suggestions. If you will call at my house…and see Mr. Rose he will be able to furnish you the number of speeches I have made on different topics. I note what you say on the Navy question but I hardly think it is likely to be made a matter of controversy in this campaign. Neither party has sufficient bias I think to do injustice in the premises." In fine condition, with some light toning, a couple small edge tears, and light show-through along the left edge from old mounting traces on the reverse. Garfield had been named the Republican candidate for president only weeks earlier at the 1880 Republican National Convention; he would go on to win the November election.
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As the Republican candidate on the Navy question-I hardly think it is likely to be made a matter of controversy in this campaign

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Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Auction closed on Thursday, March 15, 2018.
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