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PRESIDENT CALVIN COOLIDGE - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 05/26/1930 - HFSID 27698

CALVIN COOLIDGE He signs a typed 1930 letter to an old friend: "Decoration Day" events will keep him from going to Vermont. Typed Letter Signed: "Calvin Coolidge", 1 page, 8½x11. Northampton, Mass., 1930 May 26. To Rufus N. Hemenway, New Britain, Conn.

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Condition: lightly creased, otherwise fine condition
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CALVIN COOLIDGE
He signs a typed 1930 letter to an old friend: "Decoration Day" events will keep him from going to Vermont.
Typed Letter Signed: "Calvin Coolidge", 1 page, 8½x11. Northampton, Mass., 1930 May 26. To Rufus N. Hemenway, New Britain, Conn. In full: "Your very kind note has been received. I am obliged to be in Springfield on Decoration Day so I cannot go to Vermont. I trust you may have a very pleasant day and wish you would give my remembrance to Mrs. Hemenway in Mrs. Coolidge joins. With kindest regards, I am Very truly ypurs," Calvin Coolidge was born on Independence Day, 1872, in Plymouth, Vermont and grew up there. Three years after the Civil War ended, General John A. Logan, in his General Order No. 11, ordered that May 30, 1868 be "designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion", establishing the first Decoration Day, now called Memorial Day. Rufus Hemenway was a longtime friend of Coolidge; they had met as classmates at Black River Academy, Rutland, Vermont. Lightly creased. Vertical fold passes through the "Co" in Coolidge. Fine condition.

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