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• Franklin Pierce
Special Message
May 11, 1854

To the House of Representatives:

I transmit a report from the Secretary of State, with accompanying papers,* in answer to the resolution of the House of Representatives of the 1st instant.


*Relating to the rights accorded to neutrals and the rights claimed by, belligerents in the war between certain European powers.

Citation: Franklin Pierce: "Special Message", May 11, 1854. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project.
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