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• Franklin Pierce
Special Message
February 26, 1856

To the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States:

I herewith transmit and recommend to the favorable consideration of Congress a communication from the Secretary of War, asking a special appropriation of $3,000,000 to prepare armaments and ammunition for the fortifications, to increase the supply of improved small arms, and to apply recent improvements to arms of old patterns belonging to the United States and the several States.


Citation: Franklin Pierce: "Special Message", February 26, 1856. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project.
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