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Special Message

April 10, 1840

To the House of Representatives of the United States:

In compliance with the resolution of the House of Representatives of the 23d March last, I transmit a, report* from the Secretary of State, which, with the documents accompanying it, contains the information in possession of the Department in relation to the subject of the resolution.


*Relating to the seizure and condemnation by British authorities of American vessels engaged in the fisheries.

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

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