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#39 - James A. Garfield

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“I did not seek nor desire the nomination”
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LS signed “J. A. Garfield,” one page, 8 x 10, July 19, 1880. Letter to John A. Bingham, the US minister to Japan. In full: “I have just received your kind letter of congratulation of the 18th June—for which you have my thanks. I did not seek or desire the nomination but as it came in so complimentary a manner I hope it may be successful.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through the first letter of the signature), scattered creases, and mild mirroring to ink. Accompanied by Bingham’s handwritten draft of his initial letter. Garfield was nominated for president at the end of the Republican National Convention on June 8, 1880, emerging as the ‘dark horse’ victor from a strong field of candidates that included Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, Chester A. Arthur, James G. Blaine, and John Sherman. Highly desirable political content by the soon-to-be president. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA.

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