looking at contents of virtual terminal remotely?

There is a machine i have remote superuser access to which i know has some interesting info on one of the VTs (/dev/tty2 in particular in this case). I can try to scare up someone physically on-site to plug in a monitor, and painfully transcribe the text there by hand, but i'd prefer the simpler, politer (and less error-prone) option of getting the data digitally myself via ssh.

Any ideas how i could find the text that is already displayed on that VT? The machine is running a stripped-down debian etch, but i could add packages if i need to.

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