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Source: Buffalo Courier
Source type: newspaper
Document type: editorial
Document title: “Let There Be No Delay”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Buffalo, New York
Date of publication: 14 September 1901
Volume number: 66
Issue number: 257
Pagination: 6

“Let There Be No Delay.” Buffalo Courier 14 Sept. 1901 v66n257: p. 6.
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Leon Czolgosz (trial: predictions, expectations, etc.).
Named persons
Leon Czolgosz; James A. Garfield; Charles J. Guiteau; William McKinley.


Let There Be No Delay

     With one voice, the American people now demand that the murderer of William McKinley shall swiftly suffer the punishment he so richly deserves. Let there be no temporizing and pettifogging, for purposes of delay, as there was in the case of Guiteau, the assassin of President Garfield, twenty years ago. Czolgosz’ guilt is clear and unquestioned. From all accounts he is perfectly sane and, therefore, mentally and morally responsible for the awful crime with which he stands accused. There need be no unseemly haste, but if there ever was a case in which the machinery of the law should be made to act with dispatch it is this one. The people of this country are wondrously patient in dealing with wretches of this kind, but they are in no temper to tolerate legal quibbles or tricks to save or prolong the life of the cold-blooded murderer of President McKinley. Let the trial proceed at once, the sentence be pronounced and the full penalty of the law exacted without delay.



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