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Source: Sun
Source type: newspaper
Document type: poem
Document title: “Wanted”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Wilmington, Delaware
Date of publication: 18 September 1901
Volume number: 4
Issue number: 257
Pagination: [2]

 
Citation
“Wanted.” Sun [Wilmington] 18 Sept. 1901 v4n257: p. [2].
 
Transcription
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Keywords
McKinley assassination (poetry).
 
Named persons
none.
 
Notes
The condition of the newspaper (an online scanned document) is poor in places, rendering punctuation and selected letters difficult or impossible to read. A best guess is given below as to what the punctuation is intended to be.
 
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Wanted

[G]ive us more laws! A tim[e] like thi[s] demands
[S]trong, binding law[s] t[o] [s]t[a]y the a[ss]a[ss]in’[s] hand[s],
[L]aw[s] which will drive th[e] f[e]ll anarchi[s]t out,
[C]l[e]ar out [o]f fr[e]e Am[e]ri[c]a’[s] gr[e]at land.
[L]aw[s] whi[c]h no fri[e]nd [o]r fo[e] [c]an [eve]r dou[b]t;
[La]w[s] w[e] mu[s]t hav[e], mad[e] [s]ur[e] [b]y [s]om[e] firm hand;
[L]aw[s] whi[c]h will [s]tand for[e]v[e]r and [a] day,
[A]nd [b]ri[n]g [s]wift puni[s]h[me]nt to all con[sp]ir[a]tor[s]
[A]gai[ns]t our gov[e]rnm[e]nt or Pr[es]id[e]nt.
[A]y, mor[e] than thi[s]—l[a]ws that will lo[c]k all door[s]
’[G]ain[s]t [e]v[e]ry ag[e]n[c]y that [see]k[s] to kill
Th[e] Nation’[s] h[e]ad; to br[e]ak h[e]r p[e]opl[e]’[s] will.
T[o]day w[e] mo[u]r[n]; C[o]l[u]mbia! S[ee] h[e]r weep!
[O]ur [C]hi[e]f i[s] d[e]ad. H[e]’[s] [s]l[ee]ping hi[s] la[s]t [s]l[eep].

 

 


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