Proclamation, June 21 1926

June 1, 2021

Purpose: Increase the Duty on German Print Rollers Date: June 21, 1926 (Original document available here) Whereas in and by section 315 (a) of Title III of the act of Congress approved September 21, 1922, entitled “An act to provide revenue, to regulate commerce with foreign countries, to encourage the industries of the United States, […]

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Statement on Street Railway Legislation

May 27, 2021

Title: Statement on Street Railway Legislation Date: December 13, 1919 Location: Boston, MA Context: Coolidge proposes ‘modest remedies’ to the issue of lacking a public subway system so that tax-payers are not too burdened and public transportation can improve (Original document available here) The General Court is showing a real desire to furnish a remedy for our street […]

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Message on the European Corn-Borer

May 27, 2021

Title: Message on the European Corn-Borer Date: March 21, 1919 Location: Boston, MA Context: An issue arising when a European insect was doing serious damage to agricultural exports out of the Commonwealth (Original document available here) To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives. There is pending in the general appropriation bill legislation granting money for the extermination […]

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Boston Parade of the 26th Division Proclamation

May 27, 2021

Purpose: To justly pay honor to the 26th district and National Guard with a parade and day of observation Date: April 18, 1919 (Original document available here) On Friday next, the 25th of April, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, joined by the other New England States and assisted by the city of Boston, will undertake to do honor […]

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Arbor and Bird Day Proclamation, 1919

May 27, 2021

Purpose: To protect bird life and encourage the planting and growing of trees  Date: April 5, 1919 (Original document available here) By virtue of the authority and under the direction of the law of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, which for humane, scientific and artistic reasons encourages the planting and growth of trees, shrubs and vines, both for […]

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