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• Franklin Pierce
Special Message
December 5, 1854

To the Senate of the United States:

I transmit to the Senate, for its consideration with a view to approval, a compact between the United States and the royal Government of Lew Chew, entered into at Napa on the 11th day of July last, for securing certain privileges to vessels of the United States resorting to the Lew Chew Islands.

A copy of the instructions of the Secretary of State upon the subjects also herewith transmitted.


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