Republican State Convention

April 24, 2014

Title: Republican State Convention Date: October 4, 1919 Location: Tremont Temple, Boston, Massachusetts (Original document available here) Ancient custom crystallized to law has drawn us here. We come to renew our pledge publicly at the altar of our country. We come in the light of history and of reason. We come to take counsel both from experience and […]

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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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