Messages and Papers of James A. Garfield

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Author: James A. Garfield

Announcement to Representatives of the United States Abroad.

[From the Sun, New York, September 21, 1881.]

[LONG BRANCH, N.J., September 20, 1881.]

LOWELL, Minister, London:

James A. Garfield, President of the United States, died at Elberon, N.J., last night at ten minutes before 11 o’clock. For nearly eighty days he suffered great pain, and during the entire period exhibited extraordinary patience, fortitude, and Christian resignation. The sorrow throughout the country is deep and universal. Fifty millions of people stand as mourners by his bier. Today, at his residence in the city of New York, Chester A. Arthur, Vice-President, took the oath of office as President, to which he succeeds by virtue of the Constitution. President Arthur has entered upon the discharge of his duties. You will formally communicate these facts to the British Government and transmit this dispatch by telegraph to the American ministers on the Continent for like communication to the Governments to which they are respectively accredited.

BLAINE, Secretary.

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Chicago: James A. Garfield, "Announcement to Representatives of the United States Abroad.," Messages and Papers of James A. Garfield in James D. Richardson, Ed., a Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, James A. Garfield (U.S. Bureau of National Literature and Art, 1910), 6:4615-4617 Original Sources, accessed February 4, 2023, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8NMWQIBE1P3EMRU.

MLA: Garfield, James A. "Announcement to Representatives of the United States Abroad." Messages and Papers of James A. Garfield, in James D. Richardson, Ed., a Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, James A. Garfield (U.S. Bureau of National Literature and Art, 1910), 6:4615-4617, Original Sources. 4 Feb. 2023. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8NMWQIBE1P3EMRU.

Harvard: Garfield, JA, 'Announcement to Representatives of the United States Abroad.' in Messages and Papers of James A. Garfield. cited in , James D. Richardson, Ed., a Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, James A. Garfield (U.S. Bureau of National Literature and Art, 1910), 6:4615-4617. Original Sources, retrieved 4 February 2023, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8NMWQIBE1P3EMRU.