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Special Message

January 08, 1840

To the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States:

I transmit herewith for your consideration and action a communication from the Secretary of War, which is accompanied by documents from the military and topographical engineer bureaus, referred to in his late annual report as relating to the system of internal improvement carried on by the General Government, and showing the operations during the past year in that branch of the public service intrusted to the topo-graphical bureau.


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

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