Address on the Return of State Guard Flags

June 3, 2021

Title: Address on the Return of State Guard Flags Date: December 23, 1920 Location: Hall of Flags, State House, Massachusetts Summary: Coolidge thanks the Massachusetts National Guard for returning the state flags to the State House. (Original document available here) GENERAL PARKER, OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE STATE GUARD OF MASSACHUSETTS: This is the final and concluding service of […]

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A Proclimation

April 24, 2014

Title: A Proclamation – The Commonwealth of Massachusetts by His Excellency Calvin Coolidge, Governor Date: September 24, 1919 Location: State Executive Chamber, Boston, Massachusetts Context: As the Governor of The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Coolidge issues a proclamation that the Boston police strike will not be tolerated and that he intends to hold those who participated accountable for the anarchy […]

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A Telegram to Samuel Gompers

April 24, 2014

Title: A Telegram to Samuel Gompers on the Boston Police Strike Date: September 14, 1919 Location: Boston, MA (Original document available here) Mr. Samuel Gompers President American Federation of Labor New York City, N.Y. Replying to your telegram, I have already refused to remove the Police Commissioner of Boston. I did not appoint him. He can assume no […]

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An Order to the Police Commissioner of Boston

April 24, 2014

Title: An Order to the Police Commissioner of Boston, XXXV An Order Date: September 11, 1919 Location: Boston, Massachusetts Context: Coolidge writes to Edwin U. Curtis, who was Police Commissioner of Boston at the time, in response to the Boston Police Strike.  (Original document available here) To: Edwin U. Curtis As you are Police Commissioner of the City of […]

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