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• Franklin Pierce
Special Message
July 12, 1854

To the Senate of the United States:

I transmit to the Senate, for its consideration with a view to ratification, a treaty between the United States and the Empire of Japan, signed at Kanagawa on the 31st day of March last by the plenipotentiaries of the two Governments. The Chinese and Dutch translations of the instrument and the chart and sketch to which it refers are also herewith communicated.


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