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Special Message

April 24, 1840

To the Senate of the United States:

I transmit herewith a report and accompanying documents from the Secretary of War, which furnish the information in relation to that portion of the defenses* of the country intrusted to the charge and direction of the Department of War, called for by the resolution of the Senate of the 2d of March, 1839,


*Military and naval.

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

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