Proclamation, February 12, 1926

April 21, 2021

Purpose: To increase the rate of duty upon men’s straw hats Date: February 12, 1926 (Original document available here) Whereas in and by section 315 (a) of Title III of the act of Congress approved September 21, 1922, entitled “An act to provide revenue, to regulate commerce with foreign countries, to encourage the industries of the […]

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Proclamation, December 12, 1925

April 15, 2021

Purpose: Adjusted tariff duty imposed on taximeters, mechanical devices used to calculate passenger fare in taxicabs, produced in Germany. Date: (Original document available here) Whereas in and by section 315 (a) of Title III of the act of Congress approved September 21, 1922, entitled “An act to provide revenue, to regulate commerce with foreign countries, to […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, October 14, 1930

February 18, 2021

Date: October 14, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) In almost all peace-time governmental decisions economic results are a dominant motive. The imperial conference among the dominions of the British Empire now being held at London is largely given up to questions of trade regulations. The delegate for Canada proposed an empire policy […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, May 27, 1931

February 17, 2021

Date: May 27, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) The National Foreign Trade Council now in session in New York emphasizes the important place that international commerce holds in the world. It embraces nearly all the important elements of agriculture, industry, transportation and finance. A surprisingly large number of the essentials of our […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, September 27, 1930

February 8, 2021

Date: September 27, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) Some of our country merchants are beginning to experience difficulty in finding goods for immediate delivery for fall trade. This bears out the assertion so frequently made in the last few weeks that consumption has been running ahead of production. Those stores that have […]

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