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• Franklin Pierce
Special Message
December 29, 1856

To the Senate of the United States:

In compliance with a resolution of the Senate of the 23d instant, requesting the President "to communicate to the Senate, if not incompatible with the public interest, such information as he may have concerning the present condition and prospects of a proposed plan for connecting by submarine wires the magnetic telegraph lines on this continent and Europe," I transmit the accompanying report from the Secretary of State.


Citation: Franklin Pierce: "Special Message", December 29, 1856. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project.
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