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HENRY M. FLINT, Esq.,
AUTHOR OF "DRUID'S LETTERS, 29 867 LIFE OF SENATOR DOUGLAS," ETC.
NATIONAL PUBLISHING COMPANY,
PHILADELPHIA, PA.; BOSTON, MASS.; RICHMOND, VA.; CINCINNATI,
ATLANTA, GA.; NEW ORLEANS, LA.
JUL 26 1916
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1867, by
J. R. JONES,
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, in and for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
THE EMPRESS CARLOTTA,
THE recollection of whose unwearied labors and affectionate solicitude for their prosperity and happiness, will be forever cherished in the hearts of the Mexican people,
This volume is
Respectfully dedicated by
THE object of the author, in writing this book, is to remove if possible, to some extent, the prejudice which exists against the present government of Mexico. This prejudice is based upon a misapprehension of the character of that government; and upon the fact that very little is known, in the United States, of what Maximilian has done for Mexico. If any intelligent citizen of the United States should go to that country, remain there for six months, make himself somewhat acquainted with the Mexican people, and see with his own eyes how much Maximilian has done for their happiness and prosperity, and, above all, compare Mexico under a monarchy with what it always has been under a republic, he would candidly admit that at last Mexico has found the government that is suited to her, and that will eventually