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Special Message

April 11, 1842

To the Senate of the United States:

I herewith transmit a memorial* which I have received from the Choctaw tribe of Indians and citizens of the State of Mississippi, with a request that I should communicate the saint to Congress. This I do not feel myself at liberty to decline, inasmuch as I think that some action by Congress is called for by justice to the memorialists and in compliance with the plighted national faith.


*Relating to an alleged violation by the United States of the treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek.

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

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