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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]

“Wanted.” Sun [Wilmington] 18 Sept. 1901 v4n257: p. [2].
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McKinley assassination (poetry).
Named persons
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.



[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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