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Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Source type: newspaper
Document type: poem
Document title: “Our President”
Author(s): Bashaw, Thomas Philip, Jr.
City of publication: St. Louis, Missouri
Date of publication: 10 September 1901
Volume number: 54
Issue number: 20
Pagination: 6

 
Citation
Bashaw, Thomas Philip, Jr. “Our President.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch 10 Sept. 1901 v54n20: p. 6.
 
Transcription
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Keywords
McKinley assassination (poetry).
 
Named persons
Thomas Philip Bashaw, Jr.
 
Notes
The poem below appears in the newspaper as a letter to the editor.
 
Document

 

Our President

To the Editor of the Post-Dispatch.

     A nation steeped in sorrow,
          Her chief has been betrayed,
     We hope that with tomorrow
          Will come hope and cheer and aid.

     Surrounded by his countrymen,
          Esteemed, beloved by all;
     Thank Heaven! ’twas not through one of them
          That he was doomed to fall.

     Columbia! Her only prayer
          That spared his life may be;
     And be a blessing everywhere
          Through all eternity.

THOMAS PHILIP BASHAW, JR.     

     St. Louis.

 

 


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