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• Franklin Pierce
Special Message
July 12, 1854

To the House of Representatives:

I transmit herewith the inclosed communication from the Secretary of the Navy, respecting the observations of Lieutenant James M. Gillis, of the United States Navy, and the accompanying documents.*


*Report of the United States naval astronomical expedition to the Southern Hemisphere.

Citation: Franklin Pierce: "Special Message", July 12, 1854. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project.
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