Be Kind to Animals Week Proclamation

May 24, 2021

Title: Be Kind to Animals Week Proclamation Date: March 10, 1919 Location: Boston, Massachusetts (Original documents available here) At the close of a war fought to determine whether the symbol of civilization should hereafter be slavery, the weak serving the strong, or service, the strong serving the weak; when it has been determined that “men should live by […]

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Press Conference, January 27th, 1925

May 28, 2020

Date: January 27th, 1925 Location: Washington, D.C. (Original document available here) I haven’t any specific plan for the reduction of personnel in the clerical forces of the District of Columbia. I think in the last four years we have reduced personnel something like 100,000. Of course there is quite a large personnel now employed in […]

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A Message to the Legislature of Massachusetts Accompanying the Governor’s Veto    

April 7, 2020

Title: A Message to the Legislature of Massachusetts Accompanying the Governor’s Veto         Date: May 6, 1920 Location: Boston, MA Context: A message to the legislature of Massachusetts accompanying Governor Coolidge’s veto of a bill entitled “An Act to Regulate the Manufacture and Sale of Beer, Cider and Light Wines” which sought to legalize the sale of low proof […]

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Massachusetts and the Nation

April 7, 2020

Title: Massachusetts and the Nation Date: February 2, 1923 Location: Washington, D.C. Context: A speech before the National Geographic Society The place of Massachusetts in the life of the nation has been made by continuing adherence to fundamental principles. This unchanging attitude raised her to primacy in the long struggle for individual liberty and local self-government. The background of her early people peculiarly fitted them […]

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