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• Franklin Pierce
Special Message
March 31, 1854

To the Senate of the United States:

In answer to the resolution of the Senate of the 13th instant, requesting a confidential communication of information touching the expedition under the authority of this Government for the purpose of opening trade with Japan, I transmit a report from the Secretary of State, to whom the resolution was referred.


Citation: Franklin Pierce: "Special Message", March 31, 1854. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project.
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