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• Franklin Pierce
Special Message
January 12, 1857

To the Senate of the United States:

In compliance with the resolution of the Senate of the 4th August, 1856, and 9th January instant, I transmit herewith a report from the Secretary of State, together with the documents+ therein referred to.


+Relating to the claims of certain American citizens for losses consequent upon their expulsion by Venezuelan authorities from one of the Ares Islands, while collecting guano.

Citation: Franklin Pierce: "Special Message", January 12, 1857. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project.
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