Fire Prevention Day Proclamation

June 3, 2021

Title: Fire Day Proclamation Date: September 10, 1920 Location: Boston, Massachusetts Summary: Governor Coolidge a day to focus on fire prevention measures to promote actions that may reduce the risk of losses to the public resulting from fires. (Original document available here) In accordance with former custom, with a desire to promote the safety of property and to encourage […]

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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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