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Special Message

June 04, 1838

To the House of Representatives of the United States:

I transmit herewith to the House of Representatives a report from the Secretary of State, with accompanying papers, relating to the claim of the orphan children of Peter Shackerly,+ in answer to their resolution of the 28th ultimo.


(+Killed on board of the United States ship Chesapeake when attacked by the British ship of war Leopard , June 22, 1807.)

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

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