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Special Message

April 18, 1840

To the House of Representatives of the United States.

I transmit herewith a communication from the Secretary of War, accompanied by a letter from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, indicating the importance of an extension of the authority given by the sixteenth clause of the first section of the act entitled "An act providing for the salaries of certain officers therein named, and for other purposes," approved 9th May, 1836,


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

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