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Special Message

April 15, 1840

To the Senate of the United States:

In further compliance with a resolution of the Senate passed December 30, 1839, I herewith submit reports* from the Secretary of the Navy and the Postmaster-General, together with a supplemental statement from the Secretary of the Treasury, and the correspondence annexed.


*Relating to the sale or exchange of Government drafts for bank notes and the payment of Government creditors in depredated currency,

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

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