20th President of the United States JAMES A. GARFIELD letter signed while in the midst of the Presidential election of 1881. A rare letter from a crucial time in Garfield's life signed just one month after Garfield accidentally won the Republican National convention. Garfield has added in his own hand "With Kind regards I am" and also crossed out the word "Very" and then signed the letter "J. a. Garfield"
CERTIFIED AUTHENTIC BY JAMES SPENCE (JSA) Authentication Services EXPERT EXAMINATION. Sale includes original JSA Letter of Authenticity.
The nomination of James Garfield for the Republican Presidential nominee was a surprise to many. When at the convention James Garfield gave a speech so powerfully in favor of another candidate that instead of rallying supporters to the side of the other candidate, they insisted upon Garfield's candidacy. Garfield was reluctant to accept the nomination, however, after receiving enough ballots and publicly disproving of his nomination, Garfield accepted.
One month after his nomination Garfield sends a letter:
"Mentor Ohio July 3 - 80
My Dear Townsend Yours of the 9th came duly to hand but found me overwhelmed with work. Even yet I have only time to thank you. With kind regards I am Very Truly Yours J. a. Garfield
Hon. Chas. Townsend Athens Ohio."
UNCONDITIONALLY GUARANTEED GENUINE - simply one of the finest GARFIELD autographs available on the market.
Letter measures appx: 7.75" x 9.75"
Signature is bold, some words have been shadowed from the letter due to it being folded while the ink was still wet, consistent with storage, and handling, as shown. Docketed in an unknown hand on the back
Own a remarkable, museum-quality piece of history! The perfect gift for the Presidential collector, Garfield fan, autograph enthusiast, or history buff.
Sold as is, as shown.
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