Dedication of Town-House

April 24, 2014

Title: Dedication of Town-House, Weston Date: November 27, 1917 Location: Weston, Massachusetts (Original document available here) I was interested to come out here and take part in the dedication of this beautiful building in part because my ancestors had lived in this locality in times gone past, but more especially because I am interested in the town governments […]

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One Hundredth Anniversary Dinner of the Provident Institution for Savings

April 24, 2014

Title: One Hundredth Anniversary Dinner of the Provident Institution for Savings Date: December 13, 1916 Location: Boston, Massachusetts  (Original document available here) The history of the institution we here celebrate reaches back more than one third of the way to the landing of the Mayflower — back to the day of the men who signed the Declaration of […]

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At the Home of Augustus P. Gardner

April 24, 2014

Title: At the Home of Augustus P. Gardner Date: September 1, 1916 Location: Hamilton, Massachusetts (Original document available here) Standing here in the presence of our host, our thoughts naturally turn to a discussion of “Preparedness.” I do not propose to overlook that issue; but I shall offer suggestions of another kind of “preparedness.” Not that I shrink […]

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Address to the General Court beginning the 2nd year as Governor of Massachusetts

April 24, 2014

Title: Address to the General Court beginning the 2nd year as Governor of Massachusetts Date: January 8, 1920 Location: Boston, MA (?) Context: Speeches as Governor of Mass (1919-1920), Coolidge  January 8, 1920 The past always limits and directs the future. Recent years have been marked by much change and great progress. It has been a time […]

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Harvard University Commencement Address

April 24, 2014

Title: XXXI Harvard University Commencement Date: June 19, 1919 Location: Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (Original document available here) No college man who has ever glanced at the Constitution of Massachusetts is likely to miss or forget the generous references there made to Harvard University. It may need a closer study of that instrument, which is older than the […]

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