Press Conference, October 5, 1928

Date: October 5, 1928

Location: Washington, DC

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I am expecting to make an address of welcome at the General Convention of the Episcopal Church, which they are holding in this city, and I shall speak Wednesday morning, October 10th, at 10:30 o’clock. I am also expecting to speak at Fredericksburg the 19th, at 3:00 o’clock in the afternoon at the battlefield ceremonies.

Question: Is that right in the city or outside?

President: It is up at the outdoor auditorium. Oh, outside on the battlefield. I think up at the Cathedral they have an amphitheater where the Episcopal services will be held, and should it be stormy they will be in the auditorium.

I am getting a very fine response from the different departments and bureaus to my suggestion that they make a careful canvass to see what savings can be made in the expenditures for the year. While I haven’t definite figures yet to give out, the response is encouraging enough to lead me to expect that we can avoid a deficit at the end of this fiscal year next June.

Citation: Calvin Coolidge: Remarks by the President to Newspaper Correspondents

The Coolidge Foundation gratefully acknowledges the volunteer efforts of David McCann who prepared this document for digital publication.

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