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January 29, 1827
John Quincy Adams

To the Senate of the United States :

In compliance with the resolution of the. Senate of the 23d instant, I transmit herewith a report* from the Secretary of State, with the accompanying documents.


*Concerning the assembly of American ministers at Tacubaya, Mexico.

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