I have recd. your kind letter and return you many thanks for it. Have the goodness to deliver the enclosed to the Major when he returns. It gave me I assure you heartfelt satisfaction to learn by Major Donelsons letter rcd. yesterday that your health is so good. The affair of the Vice Presidency has given our friends a great deal of uneasiness but will be dealt with as well as the state of the... Continue Reading
Recipient: Andrew Jackson
TO THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY. Gentlemen--The President, with the advice and consent of the senate, has appointed me Secretary of State for the United States, and I have felt it my duty to accept the unsolicited and distinguished honour which has thus been conferred upon me. This decision makes it necessary that I should resign the office of governor of this state, to which I have recently been... Continue Reading
I am directed by the President to inform you that, as the time prescribed for your return to the United States with the result of your negotiation with the Mexican Government has elapsed, he has determined upon the immediate appointment of a successor. A nomination will accordingly be made to the Senate to-morrow. I have also to acquaint you that Mr. Castillo having recently called on me to... Continue Reading
Mr. Chauncey Bush having been appointed consul of the United States for the ports of San Blas and Mazatlan, in Mexico, I herewith transmit his commission, in order that you may request of the Mexican Government an exequatur for him, which, when received, you will forward with his commission to Mr. Bush, at San Blas.
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... Continue Reading
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... Continue Reading
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.
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.
Thomas Reily was appointed consul of the United States at Aguatulco, in 1823; Harvey Gregg at Acapulco, in 1825; and John S. Langham at Chihuahua, in 1830. No communications having been received at the Department from either of these persons since they were appointed, although they have been repeatedly written to, you will, on your return, require them to explain their silence. You are herewith... Continue Reading
On your return to Mexico, the Department will expect to receive copies of all your correspondence with the Mexican Government, not heretofore communicated, with a full and detailed statement of the several subject that have been committed to your care. Whenever the chargé d'affaires of the United States leaves his post, the archives of the legation should be left in the care of the highest... Continue Reading
To enable the Department to answer a letter recently received, it is necessary to know what disposition was made of the archives of the legation at Mexico, previously to your late departure from that city.
Your communications to this Department, of the 17th, 23d, and 25th instant, have been received. The first is a report on one branch only of the business instrusted to you. It is altogether silent with regard to the state of the negotiation for the claims of our citizens upon the Mexican Government; and, as this Department is not in possession of your correspondence with that Government, and your... Continue Reading
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.
I transmit herewith the commission of Samuel Haight, appointed consul of the United States for Campeachy, in Mexico, and request that you will ask of the Mexican Government an exequatur for him.
I transmit herewith the commission of Francis Slaughter, appointed consul of the United States for Galveston, and that of Robert S. Hicks, for Tabasco, in Mexico. You will request of the Mexican Government the usual exequatur for each of these gentlemen. Your despatch No. 85, and your letter of the 25th of January last, have been received.