British and Foreign State Papers Volume 37

British and Foreign State Papers Volume 37

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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. 1862 edition. Excerpt: ...This force was immediately withdrawn. On the 10th of November, 1845, Mr. John Slidell, of Louisiana, was commissioned by me as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of The United States to Mexico, and was entrusted with full powers to adjust both the questions of the Texas boundary and of indemnification to our citizens. The redress of the wrongs of our citizens naturally and inseparably blended itself with the question of boundary. The settlement of the one question, in any correct view of the subject, involves that of the other. I could not, for a moment, entertain the idea that the claims of our much-injured and longsutfering citizens, many of which had existed for more than 20 years, should be postponed, or separated from the settlement of the boundary question. Mr. Slidell arrived at Vera Cruz on the 30th of November, and was courteously received by the authorities of that city. But the Government of General Herrera was then tottering to its full. The revolutionary party had seized upon the Texas question to effect or hasten its overthrow. Its determination to restore friendly relations with The United States, and to receive our Minister, to negotiate for the settlement of this question, was violently assailed, and was made the great theme of denunciation against it. The Go' General Herrera, there is good reason to believe, was since! to receive our Minister; but it yielded to the storm 1 enemies, and on the 21st of December refused to accredii upon the most frivolous pretexts. These are so fully and 2 in the note of Mr. Slidell, of the 24th of December I Mexican Minister of Foreign Relations, herewith transm' deem it unnecessary to enter into further detail on this pc subject. Five days after the date of more

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  • Paperback | 618 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 32mm | 1,089g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236804740
  • 9781236804747