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• Franklin Pierce
Special Message
January 25, 1854

To the Senate of the United States:

I transmit herewith a report from the Secretary of State, with accompanying documents,* in compliance with a resolution of the Senate of the 23d instant.


*Relating to a complimentary mission to the United States of Archbishop Gaetano Bedini, apostolic nuncio to the Empire of Brazil, for the purpose of conveying, in the name of Pope Pius IX, sentiments of regard for the President of the United States.

Citation: Franklin Pierce: "Special Message", January 25, 1854. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project.
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