WILLIAM MKINLEY, PRESIDENT
Died September 14th, 1901.
At a meeting of the Acting Committee
of the Pennsylvania Prison Society, held September 26th, 1901, the
following minute was passed by a rising silent vote:
That as God has removed by death
the Chief Magistrate of our country, President McKinley, we, the
members of this venerable Society, desire to record our profound
sorrow for the untimely death of our late President of the United
States, William McKinley, and our deep abhorrence of the crime by
which the nation has been so suddenly bereft of its Chief Executive
and plunged into mourning.
We would here express our high appreciation
of the life and distinguished services of the dead, and would pay
our heartfelt tribute to the signal ability and conscientiousness
with which he at all times discharged the trying duties of his great
office, the manliness and noble simplicity of his personal character,
the beauty and tenderness of his domestic relations, and the power
of the Christian faith which sustained him in life.
The nation mourns a trusted chief,
and the American people one of the best and brightest examples of
those virtues which constitute the truest glory of our social and