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• Franklin Pierce
Special Message
August 4, 1856

To the Senate of the United States:

I communicate herewith a report of the Secretary of War, in response to a resolution of the Senate calling for information in relation to instructions "Issued to any military officer in command in Kansas to disperse any unarmed meeting of the people of that Territory, or to prevent by military power any assemblage of the people of that Territory."


Citation: Franklin Pierce: "Special Message", August 4, 1856. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project.
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