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• Franklin Pierce
Special Message
June 18, 1856

To the Senate of the United States:

I transmit a report from the Secretary of State, with accompanying documents,* in answer to the resolution of the Senate of the 16th instant.


*Instructions to Mr. Buchanan, late minister to England, on the subject of free ships making free goods, and letter from Mr. Buchanan to Lord Clarendon on the same subject.

Citation: Franklin Pierce: "Special Message", June 18, 1856. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project.
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