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Special Message

January 28, 1840

To the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States.

I present for your information a communication from the Secretary of War, accompanied by a report and documents from the Chief Engineer, in relation to certain works* under the superintendence of that officer during the past year. These documents were intended as a supplement to the annual report of the Chief Engineer, which was laid before Congress at the commencement of the session.


*Operations in the Missouri, Arkansas, Ohio, and Mississippi rivers, etc.

Martin van Buren, Special Message Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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