Louis McLane to Anthony Butler, 30 May 1834
Mr. McLane to Mr. Butler.
Department of State,
May 30, 1834.
It has occurred to me that, considering how peculiar were the circumstances which gave origin to the claim upon Mexico, in the case of the ship Louisa, and considering also that the claim has not only been acknowledged by the Mexican Government, but in part paid, there is singular hardship, and perhaps injustice, in withlding the residue. You will, therefore, make a renewed application for the balance due in this case; and you will accompany the application by an expression of the President's opinion that the privation of their rights, which has already been occasioned to the claimants by the great delay in satisfying their claim, would be unjustly if not unnecessarily aggravated, should that delay be protracted much longer.
I am, sir, respectfully, your obedient servant,
Anthony Butler, Esq.,
Chargé d'Affaires of the U. S., Mexico.
Enclosed in MVB to the U.S. House of Representatives, 4 July 1838 (HRExdoc 351).