Message Relative to a Parade for the Twenty-Sixth Division

June 3, 2021

Title: Message Relative to a Parade for the Twenty-Sixth Division Date: March 17, 1919 Location: Boston, Massachusetts (Original document available here) To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives. As already announced, the War Department, in cooperation with the Commonwealth and the city, is planning a parade for the Twenty-sixth Division some time in April. This division is […]

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Message on the Preference in the Civil Service to Veterans

June 3, 2021

Title: Message on the Preference in the Civil Service to Veterans Date: February 27, 1919 Location: Boston, Massachusetts (Original document available here) To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives. It has been a long-established policy of this Commonwealth to give a preference in the civil service to those who have served our country in time of war. […]

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Hunting Suspension Proclamation

June 3, 2021

Title: Hunting Suspension Proclamation Date: October 23, 1920 Location: Boston, Massachusetts Context: With Massachusetts Governor Calvin Coolidge out of state at a speaking engagement in Frederick, Maryland, Lieutenant Governor Channing H. Cox, in his role as Acting Governor, suspended hunting in Massachusetts in response to drought conditions and forest fires. (Original document available here) For the purpose of protecting […]

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Harvard Commencement Address

June 3, 2021

Title: Harvard Commencement Address Date: June 24, 1920 Location: Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (Original document available here) Mr. CHAIRMAN, Mr. PRESIDENT, GUESTS AND MEMBERS OF THE ALUMNI OF HARVARD UNIVERSITY:— Certainly every one everywhere rejoices at the prosperity which the past year has brought to this University, and it is preeminently fitting that all residents of the Commonwealth […]

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Food Supply Proclamation

June 3, 2021

Title: Food Supply Proclamation Date: May 20, 1920 Location: Boston, Massachusetts (Original document available here) The present condition of the food supply is such as to be a subject for serious consideration, if not serious alarm. The condition in the Commonwealth is but a part of the world condition. Food supplies are normally produced by some nations in […]

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