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John Schrank's Letter on the 'Third Term'
This is a transcript of the letter (written on right page first):
Sept. 15th, 1912.
To the people of the United States
September 15 1901- 1:20 AM. in a dream I saw president McKinley sit up in his coffin. painting at (of) a man in a monk's attire in whom I recognized Ther Roosevelt. The dead president said This is my murderer avenge my death.
To prevent is better than to defend.
Never let a third term party emblem appear on an official ballot
I am willing to die for my country, god has called me to be his instrument
So help me god.
From (unintelligible) Living it infers (?) gott.
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Did You Know?
The Teddy Bear was named after Theodore Roosevelt following a bear hunting expedition on November 14, 1902. T.R. refused to shoot a bear that had been tied to a tree by his guides, and a subsequent cartoon of the event inspired a Brooklyn toy maker to dedicate a stuffed toy bear in T.R.'s honor.