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Asbury Dickins to Anthony Butler, 16 May 1835
In the communication from this Department numbered 52, you were instructed to apply for an exequatur for Austin J. Raines, appointed consul of the United States for Monterey, in the United Mexican States. The commission of this person having since been revoked, you will no longer deem him authorized to discharge any of the duties of that station.
Asbury Dickins to Anthony Butler, 9 July 1835
The commission of John A. Parker, appointed consul of the United States at Brazoria, which you will receive herewith, is sent to you that you may ask an exequatur for him of the Mexican Government, which, when obtained, you will forward, with the commission, to him, at the place of his consular residence.
Asbury Dickins to Anthony Butler, 10 July 1835
Herewith you will receive copies of sundry papers relative to the seizure, at Campeachy, of the brig Ophir, under circumstances represented to have been unwarrantable. You will examine the case, and will demand that redress of the Mexican Government to which it may be found entitled.
Asbury Dickins to Anthony Butler, 11 July 1835
Herewith you will receive a copy of a letter to this Department from the passengers on board the schooner Martha, complaining of the seizure of that vessel at Brazoria, in Texas, and of outrages upon their persons by the authorities there. The signatures were affixed to a separate slip of paper, which has been mislaid. Although the statement of the writers is ex parte, and is not made under oath...
Asbury Dickins to Anthony Butler, 28 September 1835
In a letter from this Department of the 9th of April, 1834, you were informed that as the case of the Robert Wilson, charged with having introduced spurious coin into Mexico, was before the judicial tribunals of that country, the interference of this Government was not deemed advisable at that time. You were also directed to communicate to the Department the result of the judicial proceedings...
MVB to Asbury Dickins, 18 April 1826
Enable me to answer this poor fellows letter.
1780 July 29
1861 October 30