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Special Message

March 15, 1838

To the House of Representatives of the United States:

In compliance with the resolution of the House of Representatives of the 5th instant, I transmit a report* from the Secretary of State, to whom the resolution was referred, with the documents by which the said report was accompanied.


* Relating to the prosecution of the claim of the United States to the bequest made by James Smithson.

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

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