Polish Day Proclamation

June 3, 2021

Title: Polish Day Proclamation Date: January 17, 1919 Location: Boston, Massachusetts (Original document available here) Out of the strife of Europe is emerging the cherished hope of Poland. With those brave people, undaunted by generations of oppression, maintaining a national unity against the efforts of a triple despotism, the spirit of America has a peculiar sympathy. Theirs is […]

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Welcoming Returning Soliders

June 3, 2021

Title: Welcome Returning Soldiers Date: January 9, 1919 Location: Boston, Massachusetts (Original document available here) To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives. In order that Massachusetts may properly welcome her returning soldiers, it is necessary that some appropriation be made in advance of the general budget. There is nothing that the Commonwealth can do which will exceed […]

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National Thrift Week Proclamation

June 3, 2021

Title: National Thrift Week Proclamation Date: January 16, 1920 Location: Boston, Massachusetts (Original document available here) Whereas, The seventeenth day of January marks the day that there was born in Boston, Mass., Benjamin Franklin, who by precept and example became a teacher of the virtue of thrift; and Whereas, In recognition of the principle that thrift and economy […]

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Message Relative to Establishing a Special Commission on the Necessaries of Life

June 3, 2021

Title: Message Relative to Establishing a Special Commission on the Necessaries of Life Date: June 13, 1919 Location: Boston, Massachusetts (Original document available here) Owing to war conditions prices of the necessaries of life are very considerably increased. In some cases prices have receded since the signing of the armistice; in others they appear to have increased. The […]

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Message Relative to Legislation to Be Considered at Special Session

June 3, 2021

Title: Message Relative to Legislation to Be Considered at Special Session Date: November 18, 1919 Location: Boston, Massachusetts (Original document available here) To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives. The Street Railway Commission, created the present year to investigate the street railway situation, has filed its report with recommendations. That report is before you. The able discussion […]

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