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The special session of both houses of Congress adjourns in Washington, DC

United States Capitol, Washington, D.C., circa 1846
08/30/1856
President Pierce had recalled both houses back into session claiming that vital defense appropriations have not been made and that therefore Indian hostilities and other problems threaten the "public peace." The special session has lasted ten days. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives, "House History."  http://clerk.house.gov/art_history/house_history/index.html

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