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Calvin Coolidge As President, DS Appointing National
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Calvin Coolidge As President, DS Appointing National Training School for Girls Trustee

A 1p document signed by sitting 30th U.S. President Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933) as "Calvin Coolidge" at lower right. Signed in Washington, D.C. on April 18, 1925. Countersigned by U.S. Attorney General John Garibaldi Sargent (1860-1939) as "Jno G. Sargent" at lower left. Bearing a "Department of Justice" red embossed seal near lower left. Partly handwritten and partly printed by the Government Printing Office on bifold paper. The inner pages are blank. Expected paper folds. Faint ghost impressions corresponding to the seal and one of the signatures. Unevenly toned along the edges of the first page. Expected weathering on the last page where it was folded. Else near fine. 10.5" x 16."

President Calvin Coolidge, "reposing special trust and confidence in the Wisdom, Uprightness, and Learning of Mrs Otto L Veerhoff" appointed her a "Trustee of the National Training School for Girls" for a 3-year term.

Amy Louise Warn Veerhoff (1879-1936) had served as the president of the 6-person Board of Trustees for the National Training School for Girls in Washington, D.C. in 1923. The National Training School for Girls was a reform school overseen by the Department of Justice and funded by Congressional appropriations. Its antecedent organization, the Reform School for Girls of the District of Columbia, had been created and approved by Congressional act in 1888. The name change to the "National Training School for Girls" occurred in 1912.

The National Training School for Girls accepted both white and black inmates, including unwed mothers. President Veerhoff stated in a report submitted to the Board of Charities of the District of Columbia in 1923 that "the number of girls in the school June 30, 1923, was 56. During the year 40 were admitted, 39 reinstated, 16 discharged, 62 paroled, 50 escaped, and 1 died while on parole. The average daily number in the school was 60; the highest number at any one time being 106, the lowest, 49..." Interestingly, the school was considered as a correctional facility rather than a traditional charity, because of its mission to rehabilitate "waylaid" girls.

Calvin Coolidge served as president between 1923 and 1929.

This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.

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Calvin Coolidge As President, DS Appointing National

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Calvin Coolidge As President, DS Appointing National Training School for Girls Trustee

A 1p document signed by sitting 30th U.S. President Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933) as "Calvin Coolidge" at lower right. Signed in Washington, D.C. on April 18, 1925. Countersigned by U.S. Attorney General John Garibaldi Sargent (1860-1939) as "Jno G. Sargent" at lower left. Bearing a "Department of Justice" red embossed seal near lower left. Partly handwritten and partly printed by the Government Printing Office on bifold paper. The inner pages are blank. Expected paper folds. Faint ghost impressions corresponding to the seal and one of the signatures. Unevenly toned along the edges of the first page. Expected weathering on the last page where it was folded. Else near fine. 10.5" x 16."

President Calvin Coolidge, "reposing special trust and confidence in the Wisdom, Uprightness, and Learning of Mrs Otto L Veerhoff" appointed her a "Trustee of the National Training School for Girls" for a 3-year term.

Amy Louise Warn Veerhoff (1879-1936) had served as the president of the 6-person Board of Trustees for the National Training School for Girls in Washington, D.C. in 1923. The National Training School for Girls was a reform school overseen by the Department of Justice and funded by Congressional appropriations. Its antecedent organization, the Reform School for Girls of the District of Columbia, had been created and approved by Congressional act in 1888. The name change to the "National Training School for Girls" occurred in 1912.

The National Training School for Girls accepted both white and black inmates, including unwed mothers. President Veerhoff stated in a report submitted to the Board of Charities of the District of Columbia in 1923 that "the number of girls in the school June 30, 1923, was 56. During the year 40 were admitted, 39 reinstated, 16 discharged, 62 paroled, 50 escaped, and 1 died while on parole. The average daily number in the school was 60; the highest number at any one time being 106, the lowest, 49..." Interestingly, the school was considered as a correctional facility rather than a traditional charity, because of its mission to rehabilitate "waylaid" girls.

Calvin Coolidge served as president between 1923 and 1929.

This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.

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