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• Franklin Pierce
Special Message
January 11, 1856

To the Senate of the United States:

I transmit to the Senate a report from the Secretary of State, with the accompanying document,* in answer to their resolution of yesterday.


*Letter of Lord John Russell declaring that the British Government intends to adhere to the treaty of Washington of April 19, 1850, and not to assume any sovereignty in Central America.

Citation: Franklin Pierce: "Special Message", January 11, 1856. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project.
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