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Source: Burlington Hawk-Eye
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Was Warned by Griggs”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Burlington, Iowa
Date of publication: 7 September 1901
Volume number: 63
Issue number: 77
Pagination: 2

“Was Warned by Griggs.” Burlington Hawk-Eye 7 Sept. 1901 v63n77: p. 2.
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McKinley assassination (personal response); John W. Griggs (public statements).
Named persons
John W. Griggs; William McKinley.


Was Warned by Griggs


Former Attorney General Says He Begged President to Carry Body Guard.

     Paterson, N. J., Sept. 6.—Former Attorney General Griggs, discussing the shooting of President McKinley, said:
     “I warned him against this very thing time and time again, and asked him for the country’s sake, if not for his own, to have a body guard [sic] when he went out. He refused. He laughed at me. He insisted that the American people were too intelligent and too loyal to their country to do any harm to their chief executive. He had supreme confidence in the people.”



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