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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Veto of Salary Increase

April 24, 2014

Title: Veto of Salary Increase Date: February 4, 1916 Location: Boston, Massachusetts Summary: Governor Coolidge communicates to the Massachusetts legislature the reasons for his decision to veto a 50 percent pay raise for the part-time, volunteer employees of the General Court of Massachusetts. (Original document available here) To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives: In accordance with the […]

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