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Special Message

May 23, 1840

To the Senate of the United States:

I transmit a communication from the Secretary of War, together with the papers therein referred to, relative to the proceedings instituted under a resolution of Congress to try the title to the Pea Patch Island, in the Delaware River, and recommend that Congress pass a special act giving to the circuit court of the district of Maryland jurisdiction to try the cause.


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

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