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It has been represented to this Department that Colonel Stephen Autin, of Texas, has been arrested by the Mexican Government, and that his life is in jeopardy. Many citizens of the United States being greatly interested in both his safety and his freedom, I would thank you to interpose your personal good offices towards obtaining his release, and securing him from further molestation, so far as... Continue Reading
Sender/Author: Louis McLane
I transmit, herewith, a certified copy of the commission of Ceran St. Vrain, appointed consul of the United States for Sante Fé, in Mexico; and you are hereby instructed to request for him of the Mexican Government the usual exequatur.
Sender/Author: Louis McLane
I have received the letter which your excellency was pleased to write to me on the 1st of November last, acquainting me with the cause that had prevented you from apprizing me of your election to the exalted station you fill, and that, through the blressing of Heaven, the insurgents, whose force was concentrated at Guanajuato, had been subdued; that the revolution was terminated; that the Mexican... Continue Reading
Sender/Author: Andrew Jackson
Aaron Leggett, merchant, of this city, and to me well and personally known for many years, being by me duly affirmed, does depose and say: That the statements made in the preceding communication to Andrew Jackson, President of the United States, and signed by him, are true; and that the documents thereto annexed are true and faithful copies of the original in his possession, as they purport to be... Continue Reading
Copies of letters containing charges of a serious nature, brought against you as consul of the United States, by Aaron Leggett, were transmitted, some time since, from this Department to Colonel Butler, who was instructed to make inquiry into the case, and report upon it; but no answer having arrived, I have caused duplicates to be sent to Colonel Butler, with renewed instructions to proceed in... Continue Reading
Sender/Author: Louis McLane
I have the honor to introduce to you the Chevalier Morelli, Neapolitan consul general in the United States. The chevalier proceeds to Mexico, by direction of his Government, for the purpose of endeavoring to obtain from the Mexican Government restitution of the property of the duke of Montelone. The Kind of the Two Sicilies has expressed a hope that the President of the United States would use... Continue Reading
Sender/Author: John Forsyth Sr.
Sir: The multiplicity of business which the Department of State has been charged with since her Catholic Majesty the Queen Regent, was pleased to intrust me with that office, has prevented my giving an earlier reply to the several applications which your excellency, in pursuance of instructions from your Government, has made to me respecting the importance and expediency, to use your excellency's... Continue Reading
Her Majesty the Queen Regent, to whom I had the honor of reading the note which your excellency was pleased to address to me under date of the 8th of August last, has been much gratified by learning the amicable dispositions of the President of the United States, and the interest taken by him in the important question between Spain and her seceding colonies. In pursuance of her Majesty's orders,... Continue Reading
The circumstances that have lately occurred, such as my confinement by no civil authority, and also the seizure of the schooner Consolation, and the imprisonment of Captain Johnson, without any excuse given for so doing, is, in my opinion, a matter of sufficient importance for you, as an American consul, to inquire into the reasons of, and I hope you will consider the same; for, as yet, I am... Continue Reading
Dennis Gahagan, of the city of New York, being duly sworn, does depose and say: That he was at Tabasco from the time of the arrival at that place of the American steamboat Bellona, B. A. Bukup, master, until the month of July last; and that, to his certain knowledge, the steamboat Bellona, up to the time of her loss, never was sold or transferred at Tabasco, and that she never was Mexican... Continue Reading
(No. 3.) Tabasco, September 12, 1832. Sir: Will you do me the favor  to inform me whether you inquired into the cause of my late imprisonment; and if so, what were the reasons given for my being confined for upwards of a month without a trial. Respectfully, your obedient servant, D. GAHAGAN. To D. N. Pope, Esq., U. S. Consul for the port of Tabasco. September 12, 1832. My official duties were... Continue Reading
(No. 4.)  This charter-party, indented, made, concluded, and agreed upon, this tenth day of May, in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two, between James Noble, master and agent for the owners of the British barque or vessel called the Miriam and Jane, of Newcastle, of the burden of three hundred and twelve tons, or thereabouts, whereof James Noble is master, now lying in the port of... Continue Reading
(No. 5.) Consulate of the United States of America October 6, 1832. Sir: Be pleased to inform me if you have sold the American schooner Consolation, now lying in this river of Tabasco; and if so, permit me to inform you that it is necessary to comply with the requisitions of the law on such occasion, before the sale can be completed, that is, to pay into this office three months' wages for each... Continue Reading
(No. 7.) Tabasco, September 29, 1832. Joseph Doughty, of the city of New York, having taken his oath, says that, on the 15th July, (more or less,) 1832, he heard Mr. Daniel N. Pope, American consul, say, that the great quantity of vessels arrived in the time of the revolution would cause the freighter, Mr. Aaron Leggett, great losses; that he was much pleased with it; that the house of Aaron was... Continue Reading
I, Juan Bolio, an inhabitant of this city, having full power of Mr. Aaron Leggett, according to the best form of law, do respectfully appear before you, saying, that Mr. Aaron Leggett, for whom I act, wanting several documents to prove several facts before the tribunals of North America, I beseech you to summon before your tribunal the citizens Juan Guilberto Ortego, Cayetano Bureto, and Jose... Continue Reading
It cannot be ascertained from your despatches whether the application you promised in your No. 17, to make to the Mexican Government for a transcript of the judicial proceedings at Tampico, in virtue of which the schooner Rebecca and Eliza, of New York, and her cargo, were, it is alleged, seized and condemned, has been successful or otherwise. Although there is reason to believe that the owners... Continue Reading
Sender/Author: Louis McLane
I transmit, herewith, a copy of a letter from Mr. John Mills, of Missouri, to the Postmaster General; and another, of a letter from the latter gentleman to me, relative to the alleged abduction of Mr. George Abby, a citizen of the United States, by Indians of the Pawnee tribe, roaming within the confines of Mexico. As, by the 33d article of the treaty, provision is made for the occurrence of a... Continue Reading
Sender/Author: Louis McLane
Herewith you will receive a letter from the President to the President of the United Mexican States, together will an office copy of the same. You will at such a time, and in such a way, as you may deem most expedient, ask the Minister of Foreign Affairs to appoint a time for you to deliver the President's communication, and you will apprize this Department of your doings in pursuance of this... Continue Reading
Sender/Author: Louis McLane
Your several despatches relative to the seizure, at Vera Cruz, of the New York packet-ship Robert Wilson, have been received. It does not appear to be questioned that spurious coin was introduced by this vessel, although a want of fraudulent intention may be asserted. The act is alleged to be in violation of the laws of Mexico, and the whole transaction is therefore appropriately cognizable by... Continue Reading
Sender/Author: Louis McLane
It is well known that the United States have at all times been sincerely desirous to see accomplished, on terms mutually honorable and advantageous, the acknowledgment of the independence of the several states of this hemisphere which were formerly the colonies of Spain, and that the President has, on all proper occasions, interposed his good offices towards brining about that happy result. The... Continue Reading
Sender/Author: Louis McLane
In pursuance of instructions from the President of the United States, I had the honor, on the 6th of May, 1831, to address a note to his excellency Don Manuel G. Salmon, then his late Majesty's principal Secretary of State, stating that the anxiety which the Government of the United States had long felt, and which had heretofore been fully made known to his Majesty's Government, that an amicable... Continue Reading
I transmit herewith a memorial to the President, from Mr. Aaron Leggett, of New York, preferring additional charges against Daniel N. Pope, the consul of the United States at Tabasco, which you are instructed to investigate. You will communicate to this Department the result of your investigation of them, and of those against the same person which you were directed to examine by our despatches... Continue Reading
Sender/Author: Louis McLane
I should be remiss in my duty as a lover of good order and of the honor of the mercantile character in a foreign country, and do injustice to myself, to the country, and to this administration, if I withheld my solemn protest against Daniel N. Pope as United States consul for the port of Tabasco, in Mexico. In presenting my protest and complaints against that United States officer, I will take up... Continue Reading
Recipient: Andrew Jackson
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... Continue Reading
Sender/Author: Louis McLane
Herewith enclosed, I transmit a duplicate of my No. 58, together with duplicates of the power authorizing you to negotiate an additional article to the treaty of limits, of my letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and of the office copy of the same for yourself. Whenever the subjects of your communications require the use of the cipher, it is deemed advisable that you should put the whole... Continue Reading
Sender/Author: Louis McLane
Herewith you will receive documents detailing a series of outrages upon the personal freedom of Captain William McKeige, late master of the brig Industry, belonging to Mr. Cyrus Sibley, of Mobile, perpetrated at Tabasco, in Mexico, by persons exercising there the authority of a district judge and a commandant; which outrages resulted in the loss of the vessel and her cargo. The captain declares,... Continue Reading
Sender/Author: Louis McLane