Opening the Conference on the High Cost of Living

June 4, 2021

Title: Opening the Conference on the High Cost of Living Date: October 24, 1919 Location: Boston, Massachusetts (Original document available here) Having held the office of mayor myself, I appreciate not only the duties and difficulties but the many pleasant features which come to the lot of the chief executives of the cities of Massachusetts. I therefore welcome […]

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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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Calvin Coolidge Says, January 17, 1931

January 7, 2021

Date: January 17, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) The third week of January has been designated as a time for considering the advantages of thrift, perhaps in part because it follows the birthday of Benjamin Franklin. Thrift does not mean parsimony. It is not to be in any way identified with the miser. […]

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