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Special Message

March 09, 1844

To the Senate of the United States:

I transmit to the Senate, in answer to their resolution of the 21st ultimo, a report * from the Secretary of State, with accompanying papers.


* Relating to the abuse of the United States flag in subservience to the African slave trade, and to the taking away of slaves the property of Portuguese subjects in vessels owned or employed by citizens of the United States.

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

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