Special Message

January 12, 1857

To the Senate of the United States:

In compliance with the resolution of the Senate of the 4th August, 1856, and 9th January instant, I transmit herewith a report from the Secretary of State, together with the documents+ therein referred to.


+Relating to the claims of certain American citizens for losses consequent upon their expulsion by Venezuelan authorities from one of the Ares Islands, while collecting guano.

Franklin Pierce, Special Message Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/203231

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