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• Franklin Pierce
Special Message
July 21, 1856

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

I communicate to Congress herewith a letter from the Postmaster General and a copy of a conditional contract entered into under instructions from me for the purchase of a lot and building thereon for a post-office in the city of Philadelphia, together with a copy of a report of Edward Clark, architect of the Patent Office building, in relation to the site and building selected, and recommend that an appropriation of $250,000 be made to complete the purchase, and also an appropriation of $50,000 to make the required alterations and furnish the necessary cases, boxes, etc., to fit it up for a city post-office.


Citation: Franklin Pierce: "Special Message", July 21, 1856. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project.
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