James K. Polk

Special Message

December 16, 1845

To the Senate of the United States:

I herewith transmit a report from the Secretary of State, containing the information called for by the resolution of the Senate of the 8th of January last, in relation to the claim of the owners of the brig General Armstrong against the Government of Portugal.*


*For failing to protect the American armed brig General Armstrong , while lying in the port of Fayal, Azores, from attack by British armed ships on September 26, 1814.

James K. Polk, Special Message Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/200623

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