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• Franklin Pierce
Special Message
February 23, 1857

To the Senate of the United States:

I transmit herewith a report from the Attorney-General, in reply to the resolution* of the Senate in executive session of the 19th instant.


*Asking whether Samuel D. Lecompte has been allowed to perform the functions of chief justice of the Territory of Kansas since the nomination of J. O. Harrison to that office.

Citation: Franklin Pierce: "Special Message", February 23, 1857. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project.
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