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Source: Blue Grass Blade
Source type: newspaper
Document type: letter to the editor
Document title: “Bullet vs. Prayer”
Author(s): Mansfield, T. B.
City of publication: Lexington, Kentucky
Date of publication: 27 October 1901
Volume number: 10
Issue number: 36
Pagination: [3]

Mansfield, T. B. “Bullet vs. Prayer.” Blue Grass Blade 27 Oct. 1901 v10n36: p. [3].
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T. B. Mansfield; William McKinley (recovery: role of prayer); William McKinley (death: religious response).
Named persons
T. B. Mansfield; Charles C. Moore.
The date of publication provided on the newspaper’s front page is October 27, E. M. 301.


Bullet vs. Prayer

Abilene, Texas, 9, 12, 1901.     

Mr. C. C. Moore. Dear Sir:
     Your paper of Sept. 29, at hand, and I have absorbed about everything in it. An article on the first page (Prayer for wounded President) called to mind a conversation I had with a minister shortly after the President’s death. I asked him if the Bible did not teach that the prayer of the righteous availed much and he said: “Yes”. [sic] I then asked him why our President’s life was not saved when nearly all of our most righteous citizens were praying that he might live, and this minister, to my surprise, said “The bullet went in the wrong place.”

Yours in haste,          



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