President Buchanan sends his annual message to the United States Senate
President James Buchanan sent his annual message to the Senate of the United States on this day. The House of Representatives did not receive a copy since it was not yet organized, being embroiled in a heated partisan debate over the election of the Speaker. (By John Osborne)
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, Lee and Company, 1861), 406.