National Thrift Week Proclamation

June 3, 2021

Title: National Thrift Week Proclamation Date: January 16, 1920 Location: Boston, MA Context: Designation of a National Thrift Week by Calving Coolidge and his thoughts on the overall importance of thrift (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 […]

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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, MA Context: On the importance of markets and appointing a commission to investigate them during post-war instability (as governor, state responsibility) (Original document available here) Owing to war conditions prices of the necessaries of life are very considerably increased. In […]

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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, MA Context: Coolidge recommends a variety of improvements for the Street Railway Commission to enact in a message to the Senate and House of Representatives   (Original document available here) To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives. The Street Railway Commission, […]

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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, MA Context: Explaining the reason for an significance of a military parade  (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 […]

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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, MA Context: Introducing a bill that will enact help for veterans  (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 […]

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