To the Senate of the United States:
In answer to the resolution of the Senate of December 6, 1877, I inclose a report made to me by the Attorney-General, the results of which seem to be correct, and which affords the information* requested.
R. B. HAYES
*Operation of the Union Pacific Railroad and its branches.
(A similar message was sent to the House of Representatives, in answer to a resolution of that body of November 27, 1877.)
Rutherford B. Hayes, Special Message Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/204805