James Garfield One-Page 1880 Hand-Written Letter 
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Written just three months before his victory in the 1880 Presidential election and only thirteen months before his assassination, this letter was penned by James Garfield to a friend with the surname Hazelton in Milwaukee. The content of the correspondence discusses traveling on the campaign trail to New York. The letter is dated August 11, 1880 and exhibits a hastily scripted body with a strong signature. The paper itself displays light areas of repair and toning on the reverse while the front has an overall EX presentation. James A. Garfield was shot by a disgruntled office seeker Charles Guiteau on July 2, 1881 and lingered until September 19th until he passed. Since this personal correspondence was written three months before the election, there should not be more than a handful of letters dated later in Garfield’s life. COA from James Spence Authentications. 
 
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