Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “The President’s Last Words Attested”
City of publication: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Date of publication: 19 October 1901
Volume number: 75
Issue number: 14
|“The President’s Last Words Attested.” Friend 19 Oct. 1901 v75n14: pp. 105-06.|
|Matthew D. Mann (public statements); William McKinley (last words).|
|Matthew D. Mann; William McKinley.|
The President’s Last Words Attested
As a matter of historical accuracy we desire to record a recently published communication from Dr. M. D. Mann, who was the President’s operating surgeon.
B, N. Y., Sept. 26, 1901.
There was some further conversation with his wife in the way of leave-taking, but this should not be repeated. About an hour later he said to his wife, “‘Nearer, my God, to Thee, e’en though it be a cross’ has been my constant prayer.” He tried to say something more, but I could not catch it. I gave out at the time the first sentence as being the most appropriate to be remembered as his last words. I wrote them down at the time so that there can be no question about it.
Yours very truly,
M. D. M .