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Special Message

December 23, 1851

To the House of Representatives:

I transmit to the House of Representatives a report from the Secretary of State, in answer to the first part* of a resolution of the 15th December, 1851, and also a report from the Secretary of the Navy, in answer to the remaining part ** of the same resolution.


*Relating to the conclusion of a treaty between Spain, France, and Great Britain in respect to the island of Cuba.

**Pertaining to the relative strength of the British, French, and United States squadrons in the West India seas, and whether additional appropriations are necessary to increase the United States force on that station.

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

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