John Forsyth to Anthony Butler, 24 July 1834
Mr. Forsyth to Mr. Butler.
Department of State,
July 24, 1834.
Mrs. Young has again addressed this Department upon the subject of her claim. You have not mentioned it since, in your No. 17, of the 22d July, 1831, you stated it to be your purpose to co-operate with Mr. Aleman in examining the papers, upon his return from his jaunt to the southwest. It appears that the grounds of the claim are so peculiar that there should be no hesitation, on the part of the Mexican Government, in investigating, allowing, or paying it. You will, therefore, take advantage of the earliest suitable opportunity to bring the case to the notice of that Government, in such a way as would most surely tend to obtain the relief craved. By this, however, you are not to understand that you are to use your official interposition for the purpose.
I enclose a copy of a letter of introduction for you, which I have given to the Chevalier Dominico Morelli, consul general of the Two Sicilies in the United States.
I have the honor to be, sir, your obedient servant,
Anthony Butler, Esq.
Chargé d'Affaires of the United States, Mexico.
Enclosed in MVB to the U.S. House of Representatives, 4 July 1838 (HRExdoc 351).