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SECRETARY OF THE NAVY,
A Report of an Exploration of the Valley of the Amazon and its tributaries, made by Lieut, Herndon, in connection
with Lieut, Gibbon.
FEBRUARY 10, 1853.-Referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs and ordered
to be printed. March 3, 1853.-Ordered that 10,000 additional copies be printed for the use
of the Senate.
To the Senate and House of Representatives.
I herewith transmit a communication from the Secretary of the Navy, accompanied by the first part of Lieut. Herndon's Report of the Exploration of the Valley of the Amazon and its tributaries, made by him, in connection with Lieut. Lardner Gibbon, under instructions from the Navy Department.
MILLARD FILLMORE. WASHINGTON, February 9, 1853.
Navy DEPARTMENT, February 7, 1853. To the PRESIDENT.
Sır: In compliance with the notice given in the annual report of this department to the President, and communicated to Congress at the opening of its present session, I have the honor herewith to submit the first part of the Report of Lieut. Ilerndon, of the Exploration of the Valley of the Amazon and its tributaries, made by him, in connection with Lieut. Lardner Gibbon, under instructions from this department, dated the 15th of February; 1851.
I am happy to be able to inform you that Lieut. Gibbon reached Pará on his homeward journey some wecks ago, and may very soon be expected to arrive in the United States. When he returns, Lieut.