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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
none.
 
Notes
The poem’s author is identified as residing in St. Louis, MO.

In the original source, the poem constitutes the contents of a letter to the editor. No other text appears in the body of the letter save that of the poem.
 
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Our President

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.

 

 


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