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Special Message

July 16, 1841

To the House of Representatives:

I herewith transmit to the House of Representatives, in reply to their resolution of the 21st ultimo, a report* from the Secretary of State, with accompanying papers.


*Stating that there is no correspondence in his office showing that any American citizens are British prisoners of state in Van Diemens Land; transmitting correspondence with the British minister on the subject of the detention or imprisonment of citizens of the United States on account of occurrences in Canada, instructions issued to the special agent appointed to inquire into such detention or imprisonment, and report of said special agent,

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

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