Letter from Calvin Coolidge to his Father

Date: January 9, 1926

Context: Coolidge writes in this letter that he is “going on the boat… I feel it rests me.” He is referring to the presidential yacht USS Mayflower. The Mayflower had been at the service of the president since 1905, and Coolidge spent many weekends aboard the craft.

My dear Father:-

Your letter just came in. You cannot think how glad I was to have a word from you again.

Yesterday was Cabinet day so I was so busy it was too late to get a letter in the mail to you.

Things are going fairly well, with you when I could see you I should be content.

We have our first rain about four inches. This afternoon I am going on the boat for our Sunday. I find it rests me.

As you request I will take care of the deed and have [name unclear] taking care of the little payment to the Ins. Co. at Montpelier.

Your Son,

Calvin Coolidge

Citation: Coolidge Family Papers, Vermont Historical Society

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The Coolidge Foundation gratefully acknowledges the volunteer efforts of Richard Link, who prepared this document for digital publication

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