This broadside calls on members of the Republican Party to turn out and vote while also commemorating the death of U.S. President James Garfield, a Republican who was shot by an assassin on July 2, 1881 and lingered several months before succumbing to his wounds and dying September 19, 1881. (Speech)
An Address, To the Republicans of Portage County and General Garfield's Farewell to Portage County. 1881. From Woodson Research Center, Rice University, John H. Wright collection of U.S. Civil War and related ephemera collection, 1838-1936, MS 61. http://hdl.handle.net/1911/22128.