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  • Contributor is exactly "Hale, Edward Everett, 1822-1909"

Check to Albert Hawkins, 1881 June 30

President James A. Garfield issued this check to African-American coachman Albert Hawkins two days before the President was shot. After the death of President Garfield, Mrs. Lucretia Garfield gave the check to the historian Edward Everett Hale, who…