Andrew Johnson

Special Message

May 15, 1868

To the House of Representatives:

I transmit to the House of Representatives, in answer to their resolution of the 8th instant, a report++ from the Secretary of State, with accompanying papers.


++Relating to the detention, at the request of the House of Representatives, of the ironclad monitors Oneoto and Catawba , purchased from the United States by Swift & Co., and supposed to be intended for the Government of Peru, then at war with a power friendly to the United States.

Andrew Johnson, Special Message Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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