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Telegram from Charles William Dabney to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Charles William Dabney states that Vice President Roosevelt has their sympathy and confidence. He suggests that Roosevelt "call people to meet in their churches and humble themselves before their God and pray for our nation." Dabney is responding to the assassination attempt against President McKinley.

Resource Type: Telegram

Subject: Sympathy; Politicians--Public opinion; Prayers; Presidents--Assassination attempts; Presidents--Assassination

Date: 1901-09-06

Telegram from William Allen Northcott to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

After the attempted assassination of President McKinley, Acting Governor Northcott assures Vice President Roosevelt that the people are with him.

Resource Type: Telegram

Subject: Politicians--Public opinion; Presidents--Assassination attempts; Presidents--Assassination

Date: 1901-09-06

Letter from Douglas Robinson to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Douglas Robinson encloses a $12 check to cover his sons' expenses on the trip they took with Vice President Roosevelt. The boys enjoyed the trip and Robinson argues in favor of Roosevelt accepting the money. The attempted assassination of President McKinley was a "frightful shock." The reports of McKinley's health are encouraging and, should the worst happen, there is a strong man for the country to rely upon.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Vacations; Finance, Personal; Presidents--Health; Presidents--Assassination attempts; Presidents--Assassination; Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933; McKinley, William, 1843-1901

Date: 1901-09-06

Letter from Herschel V. Jones to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Herschel V. Jones asks Vice President Roosevelt to write to Mr. Somerbey but not Mr. Grimshaw or Mr. Peterson. As he was writing, Jones was informed of the assassination attempt against President McKinley and he will pray for the president's survival. He is sending the letter just as he had written it with full appreciation that the situation has changed.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Letters; Presidents--Assassination attempts; Presidents--Assassination; McKinley, William, 1843-1901

Date: 1901-09-06?

Letter from Lyman Abbott to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Lyman Abbott thanks Vice President Roosevelt for a speech which will be published with President McKinley's Pan-American speech. He thinks that these two speeches printed together will show the country that, if necessary, the policies of the McKinley administration will be maintained under Roosevelt. Abbott's confidence in Roosevelt makes him less apprehensive of the future.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Speeches, addresses, etc.; Press and politics; Politicians--Public opinion; Presidents--Assassination attempts; Presidents--Assassination; McKinley, William, 1843-1901

Date: 1901-09-07

Telegram from R. M. Methner and J. R. Dean to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

On behalf of Beaumont Aerie 108 of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, R. M. Methner and J. R. Dean send condolences for the attempted assassination of President McKinley. They hope for his recovery.

Resource Type: Telegram

Subject: Presidents--Assassination attempts; Presidents--Assassination; Sympathy; Texas--Beaumont; Fraternal Order of Eagles; McKinley, William, 1843-1901

Date: 1901-09-07

Letter from Fred Biffar to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Fred Biffar is indignant at the attempted assassination of President McKinley and encourages Vice President Roosevelt to "stamp out" anarchism.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Presidents--Assassination attempts; Presidents--Assassination; Anarchism; McKinley, William, 1843-1901

Date: 1901-09-07

Telegram from James G. Blaine to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

James G. Blaine's mother is very concerned about President McKinley's condition. Blaine asks that Vice President Roosevelt wire her directly.

Resource Type: Telegram

Subject: Presidents--Health; Gunshot wounds--Treatment; Presidents--Assassination attempts; Presidents--Assassination; McKinley, William, 1843-1901

Date: 1901-09-07

Telegram to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

An unknown individual requests the condition and prospects of President McKinley, who had been shot the previous day. Handwritten and typed copies.

Resource Type: Telegram

Subject: Presidents--Health; Presidents--Assassination attempts; Presidents--Assassination; McKinley, William, 1843-1901

Date: 1901-09-07

Telegram from Nicholas Murray Butler to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Nicholas Murray Butler hopes for President McKinley's recovery and is ready for Vice President Roosevelt's "summons" if necessary.

Resource Type: Telegram

Subject: Presidents--Health; Gunshot wounds--Treatment; Presidents--Assassination attempts; Presidents--Assassination; McKinley, William, 1843-1901

Date: 1901-09-07

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