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Pierce, Franklin (1804-1869) to the Senate

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01188 Author/Creator: Pierce, Franklin (1804-1869) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Document signed Date: 13 August 1856 Pagination: 1 p. 15 x 18 cm Order a Copy

Based on a report from Captain M.C. Meigs, Pierce requests that the Senate appropriate $750,000 for "the Capitol extension."

Pierce, Franklin, 1804-1869

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