Message to the Senate on the African Slave Trade
To the Senate of the United States:
I herewith transmit the reports of the Secretary of State and the Secretary of the Navy, with accompanying papers,* in answer to the resolution of the Senate of the 19th of January last.
*Relating to the African slave trade and to movements of the French Government to establish a colony in the possessions of that Government from the coast of Africa.
James Buchanan, Message to the Senate on the African Slave Trade Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/202658