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Death of President Garfield...



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September 20, 1881

NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, September 20, 1881 

* President James A. Garfield assassination
* 1st report of his death


The top of the first column is headed: "THE PRESIDENT DEAD" The Long Suffering Ended" "A Sudden and Painless Death" with additional subheads including: "A Painless Death" "Dread and Fear of the Last Hours" "The Death Unexpected By The Cabinet And The Physicians--The Alarming Symptoms Of Yesterday Morning Succeeded By A Period Of Greater Comfort--The Hour Of Death About Half-Past Ten At Night--A Quiet And Painless Passing Away."
Related reports include: "The Dying Scene" "The President's Last Words" "Suddenness Of The Calamity" "Elberon At Midnight" "Incidents Of The Last Day" "General Arthur Summoned" & more, plus: "The Funeral Preparations" & "The City In Mourning".
A report headed "Garfield's Career" takes all of pg. 2 and concludes on page 3. Pg. 3 has a report about his medical condition for the past 70 days. More on the editorial page.
In recognition of Garfield's death all columns on all ten pages are black bordered. Browned and quite fragile so it must be handled carefully. Various small tears at the margins. 

Category: Post-Civil War