1922 · [Washington, D.C.
"Here is what I think is the right change. It is a satisfaction to know that you are doing well. I shall take for granted that you are glad of my help so there is no need for you to come to thank me. Now be careful of your money. It does little good to earn money if none is saved. You need some life insurance. If you will take what is enclosed [not present] and get an 'ordinary life' policy with twenty years settlement period you will never regret it. This would buy $1,000 and have some change left over. All you need to do is WORK and SAVE YOUR MONEY. Just two things."
A fine letter; Coolidge, in typical to-the-point fashion, expounds the virtues of frugality and hard work. (Inventory #: 247805)