THE PRESIDENCY: The White House Week: Jun. 2, 1924


The White House Week

¶ The President transmitted to the Senate a recommendation of Secretary Hughes that U. S. sovereignty be extended over Swains Island, a little speck of land off the Bonavista Bay district of Newfoundland, not far from Greenspond Island. It was discovered by a Briton who deeded it to an American. Great Britain does not contest our sovereignty.

¶ President Coolidge by proclamation gave notice that in accordance with the flexible provision of the Tariff Act, in 30 days the import duty on barium dioxide (used in the...

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