The American Nation a History

The American Nation a History

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...It is true that Mexico was not then independent; but claims for supplies furnished the troops engaged in the struggle to throw off the Spanish dominion, or for property seized by them, were recognized as valid by the Mexican officials themselves.1 The recommendation of the president was reported on by the House and Senate committees on foreign relations. While substantially agreeing in sentiment with the message, the reports favored another demand for redress. The report to the Senate was unanimously adopted; but want of time seems to have prevented action on that to the House.2 In furtherance of the policy recommended by the reports, an appropriation was made to cover the expense of another mission to Mexico when 1 Moore, International Arbitrations, II., 1243. 2 Cong. Debates, 24 Cong., 2 Sess., 982-986, 1912-1916, 1943; House Reports, 29 Cong., 1 Sess., IV., No. 752, pp. 7-9. ever the president should think diplomatic intercourse with that country could honorably be renewed. Such was the situation when Van Buren became president. As soon as the necessary documents could be prepared, he sent a special messenger to Mexico with a list of fifty-seven claims, to demand their satisfaction and the disavowal of the act of Gorostiza in circulating his pamphlet.1 This despatch bearer was to remain in Mexico one week awaiting an answer. July 20, 1837, the messenger presented the list to the Mexican minister of foreign affairs; and on July 29 he received a reply conveying the assurance that the government was ready to communicate its decision as to each case promptly, but that the examination of the documents must necessarily be deliberate. Meanwhile a decree of the Mexican congress of May 20, 1837, authorized at the same time the arbitration of...
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  • Paperback | 94 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236857488
  • 9781236857484