An Order to the Police Commissioner of Boston

Title: An Order to the Police Commissioner of Boston, XXXV An Order

Date: September 11, 1919

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Context: Coolidge writes to Edwin U. Curtis, who was Police Commissioner of Boston at the time, in response to the Boston Police Strike. 

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To: Edwin U. Curtis

As you are Police Commissioner of the City of Boston,

Executive Order No. 1

You are hereby directed, for the purpose of assisting me in the performance of my duty, pursuant to the proclamation issued by me this day, to proceed in the performance of your duties as Police Commissioner of the city of Boston under my command and in obedience to such orders as I shall issue from time to time, and obey only such orders as I may so issue or transmit.

Calvin Coolidge

Governor of Massachusetts


Calvin Coolidge, Have Faith in Massachusetts: A Collection of Speeches and Messages, 2nd ed.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1919

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