John Forsyth to Anthony Butler, 3 July 1835
Mr. Forsyth to Mr. Butler.
Department of State,
July 3, 1835.
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 supplied with copies of the printed instructions to consuls; one of which you will forward, by a private conveyance, to each of the persons above mentioned, as an opportunity may offer.
I have the honor to be, sir, your obedient servant,
Anthony Butler, Esq.,
Chargé d'Affaires of the U. S. to Mexico.
Enclosed in MVB to the U.S. House of Representatives, 4 July 1838 (HRExdoc 351).