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President Thomas Jefferson's message to Congress regarding the Louisiana Purchase, January 16, 1804

President Thomas Jefferson's message to Congress regarding the Louisiana Purchase, January 16, 1804

President Thomas Jefferson sent this message to Congress regarding the formal transfer of Louisiana to the United States from France. In it Jefferson references the December 20, 1803 William C. C. Claiborne Proclamation and congratulates Congress on "this important acquisition, so favorable to the immediate interests of our western citizens"

RG 46, Records of the U.S. Senate

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