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Special Message

December 30, 1790

Gentlemen of the Senate and House of Representatives:

I lay before you a report of the Secretary of State on the subject of the citizens of the United States in captivity at Algiers, that you may provide on their behalf what to you shall seem most expedient.


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

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