Source: Chicago Sunday Tribune
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Will Not See Czolgosz Die”
City of publication: Chicago, Illinois
Date of publication: 20 October 1901
Volume number: 60
Issue number: 293
|“Will Not See Czolgosz Die.” Chicago Sunday Tribune 20 Oct. 1901 v60n293: part 1, p. 2.|
|Leon Czolgosz (execution: witnesses).|
|Cornelius V. Collins; Leon Czolgosz; John Hay; William McKinley.|
Will Not See Czolgosz Die
United States Will Not Send a Witness to Execution of President McKinley’s Assassin.
Albany, N. Y., Oct. 19.—Secretary of State Hay,
in a letter to State Superintendent of State Prisons Collins, declines the invitation
of the latter to designate an official representative of the government to be
present at the electrocution of Czolgosz, the murderer of President McKinley.
The letter of Secretary Hay is as follows:
“To Cornelius V. Collins, Esq., Superintendent of State Prisons, Albany, N. Y.:
“My Dear Sir: I have received your letter of Oct. 10, and, while thanking you for your courtesy, it is not considered expedient to have a representative of the government present on the occasion you refer to.