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 The commission of this person having since been revoked, you will no longer deem him authorized to discharge any of the duties of that station.
Sender: Asbury Dickins
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.
I transmit herewith the commission of John Stryker, appointed consul of the United States at Goliad, in Texas. You will request of the Mexican Government the usual exequatur for Mr. Stryker. The United States ship Falmouth, Captain Rousseau, has been ordered by the Navy Department to proceed to Vera Cruz, for the purpose of taking you on board and carrying you to New Orleans. Your despatches to... Continue Reading
The letters addressed to you by this Department on the 20th April and 22d August last, will have put you in possession of a recent correspondence between the minister plenipotentiary of the United States at Madrid and the Secretary of Foreign Affairs of her Catholic Majesty, in regard to the acknowledgment of those States in this hemisphere which were formerly colonies of Spain. The subject... Continue Reading
I transmit, herewith, sundry documents in support of a claim of Mr. Pardon C. Greene, of Key West, Florida, upon the Mexican Government, for outfits, repairs, and stores furnished by him to the Mexican brig of war Herman, which is represented to have put into Key West in distress, in January, 1828. You will give the claimant the benefit of your good offices with the Government of Mexico, towards... Continue Reading
Your despatches to No. 74, inclusive, excepting Nos. 58, 54, 53, 52, 23, 16, have been received. An extract of that part of your [despatch] No. 72, which suggests the propriety of your being allowed leave of absence, or to retire from the mission to Mexico, has been forwarded to the President, who is now in Tennessee. This Department was not aware of the aversion of the Mexican Government to... Continue Reading
In a circular from this Department of the 20th April last, you were informed that the recent accession of her Most Catholic Majesty being deemed a favorable opportunity for renewing the friendly efforts of the President towards effecting a recognition, by Spain, of the independence of her former colonies in this hemisphere, the minister of the United States at Madrid, in fulfilment of the... Continue Reading
I transmit a copy of a letter from Mr. José Cecilia Gonzales to Mr. Cyrus Sibley, which tends to corroborate the proof in your possession relative to the outrage at Tabasco on the brig Industry, together with a copy of a letter from Thomas P. Downer, the mate of the Industry, to Mr. Sibley, presenting an account for indemnity for his losses and detention in consequence of the prcoeedings of the... Continue Reading
I transmit a copy of a letter to this Department, signed by the master, the mate, and the passengers of the brig Paragon, of Philadelphia, complaining of an insult to the flag of the United States, committed by the Mexican public armed schooner Tampico, which is represented to have causelessly fired into and detained the Paragon, on her voyage from New York to Vera Cruz. You will request of the... Continue Reading
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... Continue Reading