The United States; Its Beginnings, Progress and Modern Development Volume 7

The United States; Its Beginnings, Progress and Modern Development 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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...that State to the 37th degree, and by it to the Pacific. A few weeks later a Spanish pamphlet giving the history of Trist's mission fell into Buchanan's hands, and, after reading this document, the President became convinced that Trist could do no good in Mexico, and ordered him to return. If Trist had already made a treaty, he was to bring it with him; but if he were still engaged in negotiations when his recall came, these negotiations must be suspended. Two weeks later Trist's ac ticnate Doc. 50, 30th Congress. 1st session, pp. 331-333. t/6id, pp. 105-201. 345. count of the affair was received and read with unfeigned astonishment. Trist said that the terms were the best obtainable, but that even these might not be accepted by the Government. If accepted, it was doubtful whether the Government could maintain itself in the face of the outburst of popular anger that was sure to follow. He realized the importance of the Paso del Norte, but did not think it wise to risk the treaty by insisting on a line south of the Paso. Such a line would have cut off a piece of Chihuahua, arousing still more popular anger. He had yielded Lower California because in his instructions he was not required to insist upon it and because the Mexicans would not cede it. The latter had demanded a line far enough north to allow Lower California to be joined with Mexico by a strip of territory, and this also he had granted. On October 25 Buchanan said in reply that the President would not relinquish any Texas territory, that Trist should not have listened to a proposal to give up a part of New Mexico and Upper California, and that he was directed by the President again to demand Trist's return at once.f "While Trist was negotiating, Santa Anna, according to common...
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  • Paperback | 244 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 440g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236520211
  • 9781236520210