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• Franklin Pierce
Special Message
December 23, 1853

To the Senate of the United States:

In answer to the resolution of the Senate of the 18th January, 1853, in regard to the claims of American citizens against Hayti and to the correspondence of the special agent sent to Hayti and St. Domingo in 1849, I transmit a report from the Secretary of State and the documents by which it is accompanied.


Citation: Franklin Pierce: "Special Message", December 23, 1853. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project.
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