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• Franklin Pierce
Special Message
December 12, 1856

To the Senate and House of Representatives:

I transmit a copy of a letter of the 20th of May last from the commissioner of the United States in China, and of the decree and regulations+ which accompanied it, for such revision thereof as Congress may deem expedient, pursuant to the sixth section of the act approved 11th August, 1848.


+ For judicial jurisdiction by acting consuls or vice-consuls of the United States in China.

Citation: Franklin Pierce: "Special Message", December 12, 1856. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project.
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