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Peace with Mexico

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Author: Albert Gallatin
Published: 1847
Language: English
Wordcount: 13,748 / 48 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 36.3
LoC Category: JZ
Downloads: 875
Added to site: 2010.05.01
mnybks.net#: 27559
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Non-fiction
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and had been a matter of course.


IV.--NEGOTIATIONS AND WAR.

In September, 1845, the President of the United States directed their consul at Mexico to ascertain from the Mexican Government, whether it would receive an Envoy from the United States, intrusted with full power to adjust all the questions in dispute between the two Governments.

The answer of Mr. De la Pena y Pena, Minister of the Foreign Relations of Mexico, was, "That although the Mexican nation was deeply injured by the United States, through the acts committed by them in the department of Texas, which belongs to his nation, his Government was disposed to receive the Commissioner of the United States who might come to the capital, with full powers from his Government to settle the present dispute in a peaceful, reasonable and honorable manner;" thus giving a new proof that, even in the midst of its injuries and of its firm decision to exact adequate reparation for them, the Government of Mexico does not

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