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• John Adams
Special Message
June 27, 1798

Gentlemen of the Senate and Gentlemen of the House of Representatives:

I have received a letter from His Excellency Thomas Mifflin, governor of Pennsylvania, inclosing some documents which I judge it my duty to lay before Congress without loss of time.

As my opinion coincides entirely with that of his excellency the governor, I recommend the subject to the consideration of both Houses of Congress, whose authority alone appears to me adequate to the occasion.


Citation: John Adams: "Special Message", June 27, 1798. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project.
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