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Special Message

July 01, 1842

To the Senate of the United States.

In pursuance of the suggestions contained in the accompanying letter from the Secretary of the Navy and of my own convictions of their propriety, I transmit to the Senate the report made by Lieutenant Wilkes, commander of the exploring expedition, relative to the Oregon Territory. Having due regard to the negotiations now pending between this Government and the Government of Great Britain through its special envoy, I have thought it proper to communicate the report confidentially to the Senate.


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

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