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• Franklin Pierce
Special Message
February 12, 1855

To the Senate of the United States:

The resolution of the Senate of the 11th of December last requesting a copy of the official correspondence relative to the late difficulties between the consul of France at San Francisco and the authorities of the United States in California, has been under consideration, and it was hoped that the negotiations on the subject might have been brought to a close, so as to have obviated any objection to a compliance with the resolution at this session of Congress. Those negotiations, however, are still pending, but I entertain a confident expectation that the affair will be definitely and satisfactorily adjusted prior to the next session.


Citation: Franklin Pierce: "Special Message", February 12, 1855. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project.
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