Advocacy chain letter (published). Draft Coolidge petition.
We, the undersigned, believe it to be for the best interests of the
United States of America to have Calvin Coolidge the next President. This
is an attempt to show that a great number of American citizens have faith
in Calvin Coolidge. Will you sign the above? Each signer is asked to try
to secure ten more signatures. See that your signers have a copy of the form.
As this movement grows it should be spread in new towns, cities and States.
Please return promptly to Room 422, 201 Devonshire Street, Boston,
From "1,200 'Chain Letters' Out," The
New York Times, Nov. 23, 1927 (p. 24, col. 1). Boston Banker Philip
M. Tucker started a chain petition to draft President Calvin Coolidge for
the Republican nominee for President in 1928. Coolidge had already announced
that he would not run. The plan was dropped on Nov. 24 after Coolidge disapproved.
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