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• Franklin Pierce
Special Message
January 20, 1857

To the House of Representatives:

In response to a resolution of January 5, 1857, requesting the President to inform the House of Representatives "by what authority a Government architect is employed and paid for designing and erecting all public buildings, and also for placing said buildings under the supervision of military engineers," I submit the accompanying reports from the Secretary of the Treasury and the Secretary of War.


Citation: Franklin Pierce: "Special Message", January 20, 1857. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project.
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