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Special Message

February 20, 1844

To the Senate of the United States:

I transmit to the Senate a report* from the Secretary of State, with accompanying documents, in answer to their resolution of the 31st of January last.


*Relating to slaves committing crimes and escaping from the United States to the British dominions since the ratification of the treaty of 1842, and the refusal of the British authorities to give them up, and to the construction which the British Government puts upon the article of said treaty relative to slaves committing crimes in the United States and taking refuge in the British dominions.

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

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