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McKinley, William (1843-1901) to John Hay

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03995 Author/Creator: McKinley, William (1843-1901) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 3 July 1900 Pagination: 1 p. 22.8 x 17.5 cm

Summary of Content: Text reads: "Hay. Instructions to Ambassadors in China defining the attitude of the United States. Approved". Written on Executive Mansion stationery.

People: McKinley, William, 1843-1901

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Subjects: PresidentDiplomacyGovernment and CivicsAsia

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