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May 16, 1826
John Quincy Adams

To the House of Representatives of the United States:

In compliance with a resolution of the House of Representatives of the 9th instant, I communicate herewith a report* from the Secretary of the Treasury, with the documents desired by the resolution.

JOHN QUINCY ADAMS.

*Respecting the right of a foreign minister to retain money advanced by the President...

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