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Source: Iowa State Register
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Prayers for the President”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Des Moines, Iowa
Date of publication: 8 September 1901
Volume number: 46
Issue number: 211
Pagination: 1

“Prayers for the President.” Iowa State Register 8 Sept. 1901 v46n211: p. 1.
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proclamations (Governor Smith, Maryland); McKinley assassination (government response); McKinley assassination (public response); William McKinley (recovery: religious response); McKinley assassination (religious response); John Ireland.
Named persons
John Ireland; William McKinley; John Walter Smith.


Prayers for the President

     Baltimore, Sept. 7.—Gov. John Walter Smith this afternoon issued a proclamation calling upon all good citizens of Maryland to join in giving thanks for the escape of President McKinley from immediate death at the hands of an assassin, and praying for his restoration to health. Tuesday of next week is the day appointed by the governor.
     New York, Sept. 7.—In all Jewish synagogues today prayers were offered for the speedy recovery of President McKinley. In many instances the rabbi mentioned the catastrophe in his address and dwelt on the life of the president.
     Minneapolis, Sept. 7.—Archbishop John Ireland tonight sent to all the priests in the diocese of St. Paul a letter ordaining that all pastors in their churches tomorrow, before the principal mass, shall intone the personal psalm, “Have Mercy on Me, Oh God,” as an act of penitential reparation for sins personal and national; and the litany of the Holy Name, as an invocation to heaven for the return to health of the president of the republic; that he may with renewed strength again consecrate himself to the service of his country and of his fellow men.



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