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• Franklin Pierce
Special Message
May 5, 1854

To the Senate of the United States:

I transmit herewith a report* from the Secretary of State, together with the documents therein referred to, in compliance with the resolution of the Senate of the 12th January last.


*Relating to the impressment of seamen from the United States whale ship Addison at Valparaiso, and imprisonment of William A. Stewart, an American Citizen, at Valparaiso on the charge of murder, and on conviction released by Chilean authorities.

Citation: Franklin Pierce: "Special Message", May 5, 1854. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project.
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