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Thursday, December 14, 1899

Came to Mount Vernon with his wife during Council of 1898:

“During the Council of 1898, President and Mrs. McKinley came. It distressed all present to note the frail physique of Mrs. McKinley. We could not but admire her bravery and enthusiasm. She was actually carried from room to room, but withal was cheerfully intent on seeing everything of interest.”