Pair of James A. Garfield Signed Hand-Written Letters 
Lot Number 1004
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James Abram Garfield may be the least famous of the four assassinated United States Presidents. Although his achievements in the military and politics are remarkable, Garfield spent only four months in office before disgruntled office seeker Charles Guiteau shot him. The fallen leader held on for two months before succumbing on September 19, 1881. The presented letters both date from Garfield’s earlier years and are personal correspondence. The first letter, dated August 6, 1860, was written to a reverend in Hiram, Ohio that discusses the week’s upcoming events. The single-page letter is completely in Garfield’s hand and displays a stellar ”Yours Truly, J.A. Garfield” signature, grading (“8”). The second relic is a mammoth 3-page hand-written correspondence penned while Garfield was a Congressman in Washington DC. The letter details an Internal Revenue Bill and dispute, ending with a stellar ”J.A. Garfield” signature (“9”). The 1-page letter has glue residue from having been affixed to an album page while the 3-page letter is in high grade. Both 8-1/2 by 10” letters are highly desirable and come with an auction COA from James Spence Authentications. 
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