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Collection Reference Number GLC00073
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to the 1880s 
Title Appointment of William Siler as U.S. Consul at Capetown
Date 30 June 1881
Author Garfield, James A. (James Abram) (1831-1881)  
Document Type Government document
Content Description Countersigned by Secretary of State Blaine. Signed two days before Garfield was shot by Charles Guiteau, a disappointed officer-seeker who wanted to be appointed a U.S. consul.
Subjects President  Global History and Civics  Africa  Assassination  
People Garfield, James Abram (1831-1881)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme Government & Politics; Foreign Affairs; The Presidency
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945