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Special Message

February 28, 1839

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

I transmit herewith a communication from the Secretary of War, respecting the importance of requiring the officers who may be employed to take the next general census to make a return of the names and ages of pensioners, and, for the reasons given by the Secretary of War, I recommend the subject for your favorable consideration.


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

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