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Source: Weekly Law Bulletin and the Ohio Law Journal
Source type: journal
Document type: article
Document title: none
Author(s): anonymous
Date of publication: 16 September 1901
Volume number: 46
Issue number: none
Pagination: 123

[untitled]. Weekly Law Bulletin and the Ohio Law Journal 16 Sept. 1901 v46: p. 123.
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William McKinley (death: government response); William McKinley.
Named persons
Walter D. Guilbert; Lewis C. Laylin; William McKinley; George K. Nash; John A. Shauck; John M. Sheets.
Alternate journal title: Weekly Law Bulletin and Ohio Law Journal.



     A meeting of the state officers and officials was held at the Governorís office on Saturday to appoint a committee to prepare a memorial on the death of the president. The Supreme Court was represented by Judge Shauck.
     Governor Nash was made chairman and Auditor of State Guilbert secretary of the meeting. A committee consisting of Secretary of State Laylin, Judge John A. Shauck of the supreme court and Attorney General Sheets was appointed to draft the memorial.
     Later the following memorial submitted by this committee was adopted:
     From long and personal association with William McKinley, we feel a sense of personal loss in view of his death, in addition to the common burden of sorrow which afflicts the nation and the civilized world. Born in this state, educated in its schools, entering upon professional life here, going upon the roll of Ohio volunteer soldiers, filling a large place in congress as the representative of one of its districts, holding its highest executive office for two terms, and passing thence to the chief magistracy of the nation; in every relation noble, of the most kindly spirit and complete devotion, he has filled our hearts with a love to which no memorial can give adequate expression.
     It is a striking testimony to the nobleness and gentleness of his character that the conflicts of public life left no sting, and he was struck down by the hand of an assassin solely because he was the appointed of the people, the most conspicuous representative of government. Added to our sense of personal loss is our sympathy with the nation, which now prays [sic] a sorrowful penalty for its failure to distinguish between liberty and license. In his life he made domestic and private virtue illustrious, contributed powerfully to the development and honor of the nation, and won a foremost place among the honored presidents of the republic.
     It will be some compensation for our sorrow if the cause of nationality for which he lived receives an impetus from his tragic death.



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