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Special Message

June 05, 1840

To the Senate of the United States:

In compliance with the resolution of the Senate dated the 30th December, 1839, I transmit herewith the report* of the Secretary of War, furnishing so much of the information called-for by said resolution as relates to the Executive Department under his charge.


*Relating to the refusal of banks to pay the Government demands in specie since the general resumption in 1838, and the payment of Government creditors in depreciated currency.

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

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