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Source: Southern Herald
Source type: newspaper
Document type: letter to the editor
Document title: “In Memory of Our Deceased President—McKinley”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Liberty, Mississippi
Date of publication: 20 September 1901
Volume number: 36
Issue number: 24
Pagination: [2]

 
Citation
“In Memory of Our Deceased President—McKinley.” Southern Herald 20 Sept. 1901 v36n24: p. [2].
 
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Keywords
McKinley assassination (personal response); William McKinley (death: personal response).
 
Named persons
William McKinley.
 
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In Memory of Our Deceased President—McKinley

     A gloom was cast over our country when the tidings came that our nation’s chief had been struck down by an anarchist assassin, but deeper was the gloom when it was fla[s]hed throughout the land that he was dead; that his great and gene[ro]us heart had ceased to bea[t]; that the head of the most God favored nation on earth had succumbed to the wounds that were de[e]p unto death. He was the President of the entire country, not of any section or of any race, but of all that are under the folds of the priceless fl[a]g that waves o’er a free and united country; of a happy, prosperous people. His great heart was large enough f[o]r all—north, east, south and west. When the hand of anarchy struck down William McKinl[e]y it struck down one of America’s greatest statesmen. It struck a b[l]ow at free government and at American liberty. A sympathetic chord extends from th[e] frozen boundaries of Alaska to the seakissed shor[e]s of California and the sunlit everg[l]ades of Florida, where the prayers of his people went up for his recovery. Bu[t], alas, today southern tears are mingling with taose [sic] of the north on his bier. It is gra[t]ifying to know that there is such heartfelt sympathy throughout the s[o]u[t]hland where not many months ago he passed through rec[e]iving our best wishes and our flowers. Prosperity has smiled upon us during his administration. The people were happy and contented. The poor has had his burden made lighter. The spectre of sectionalism has passed away and remembrance of our civil strife is fast dying [o]ut. The stars and stripes today waves o’er a brave people that were contented with him as their president. May his spirit guide the incoming president is the wish of

A SOUTHERNER.     

 

 


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