July 25, 1881
On the day
my grandfather C. W.
was born, the date being
the 24th day after would be
assassin, Charles Jules Guiteau, shot
James A. Garfield.
The President, on that day,
July 2nd asked, “May I trouble you,
doctor, about my chances?” Seeing,
how ,eager & cheerful his patient was, he
answered one chance in a hundred. Not
in the least excited, the President
“Then we will take that chance!”
He sent word to his wife
that he had been seriously hurt.
He also sent his love to her,
& she came to be with him on the second day
& on the 80th day he died.