Chicago Historical Society's Collection Volume 7

Chicago Historical Society's Collection Volume 7

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...Twiggs & Wool & two of the Brigadier Gen'ls of Volunteers would remain with Gen'l Taylor. I told him that for the new requisition of 9 Regiments lately made, I would probably appoint one Maj'r Gen'l & one Brigadier Gen'l, & that if he deemed it proper they also could be attached to Gen'l Taylor's column. To all this he agreed. He was in a very fine humour, appeared to be free and open in his conversation & was very communicative. This was reception evening. Quite a number of persons, ladies & gentlemen, called. SATURDAY, 21st November, 1846.--The Cabinet met at the usual hour to-day, all the members present except the P. M. Gen'l, who is indisposed as I learn. Despatches were received last night from Gen'l Taylor, which the Secretary of War produced and they were read. They gave a more detailed account of the battle of Monterey, but contained no explanation of the reasons which induced him to agree to the armistice. A seperate despatch was in answer to the despatch from the Secretary of War of the 22nd of September last, in relation to the proposed expedition into the interior of Tamaulipas and against Tampico. It was written in bad temper, and was wholly unwarranted by the despatch of the Secretary of War to which it was a reply. The Secretary had proposed the expedition under the belief, which was the fact, that a sufficient force was left by Gen'l Taylor, who were idle in camp on the Rio Grande, to constitute the expedition, but still the whole matter had been left to the discretion of Gen'l Taylor. The officers left with the Troops on the Rio Grande were suggested to command the expedition. Gen'l Taylor's answer is in very bad taste and in worse temper, in which among other things he states that he places his protest on file against more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 236g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236672100
  • 9781236672100