National Thrift Week Proclamation

June 3, 2021

Title: National Thrift Week Proclamation Date: January 16, 1920 Location: Boston, Massachusetts (Original document available here) Whereas, The seventeenth day of January marks the day that there was born in Boston, Mass., Benjamin Franklin, who by precept and example became a teacher of the virtue of thrift; and Whereas, In recognition of the principle that thrift and economy […]

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Message Relative to Establishing a Special Commission on the Necessaries of Life

June 3, 2021

Title: Message Relative to Establishing a Special Commission on the Necessaries of Life Date: June 13, 1919 Location: Boston, Massachusetts (Original document available here) Owing to war conditions prices of the necessaries of life are very considerably increased. In some cases prices have receded since the signing of the armistice; in others they appear to have increased. The […]

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Proclamation, March 3, 1926

April 20, 2021

Purpose: To proclaim and celebrate American Forest Week Date: March 3, 1926 (Original document available here) In again proclaiming American Forest Week it is fitting that, while giving full weight to the evils resulting from impoverished forests and idle land, I should lay stress upon the outward spread of forestry in industrial practice and land usage. Too […]

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Proclamation, December 12, 1925

April 15, 2021

Purpose: Adjusted tariff duty imposed on taximeters, mechanical devices used to calculate passenger fare in taxicabs, produced in Germany. Date: (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 […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, September 10, 1930

February 4, 2021

Date: September 10, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) The report that the Tariff Commission is about to start investigations of a wide variety of commodities will not give much encouragement to business. The low tariff advocates first secured the flexible provisions of the law. When careful research under it showed rates were […]

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