Excerpt from James a Garfield: A Memorial Sermon Delivered in the First Presbyterain Church, Cleveland, O., On Sunday, September 25, 1881 Rev. Arthur Mitchell, D.D. Dear Sir: The undersigned, impressed with the force and the beauty of your delineation of the life and character of our lamented Garfield, at the morning service in the First Presbyterian Church, Sunday, September 25, and earnestly desiring that a tribute to his goodness, and his greatness so just and truthful should be more widely extended through its publication, respectfully request a copy of the sermon for this purpose. George H. Ely. James P. Clark. R. F. Smith. George H. Burt. Amasa Stone E. C Higbbe. Peter Hitchcock. John A. Poote. G .E. Herrick. George Mygatt. Samdel Williamson. R. C Parsons. Henry N. Raymond. Cleveland, O., September 27, 1881. George H. Ely, Esq, Dear Sir: I very gladly accede to the request contained in the note signed by yourself and many other friends. It is a source of great satisfaction to me to know that my heart-felt words respecting President Garfield, on the sad occasion to which you refer, seemed to you, and to his other friends whose names accompany your own, only just. If this is the estimate of his character which you also, his lifelong friends and neighbors, hold, then with new and warmer admiration my heart goes out towards that wonderful and beloved man. Yours, in the common grief, Arthur Mitchell. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.