Message of the President of the United States, of March 20, 1866, Relating to the Condition of Affairs in Mexico: In Answer to a Resolution of the House of December 11, 1865, Part 1

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1866 - 1319 pages
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Page 369 - America has devolved upon me the charge of making known to you, for the information of the government of the United States, the sentiments entertained by his Royal Highness the Prince Regent, upon the existing relations of the two countries.
Page 19 - I avail myself of this opportunity to renew to you, sir, the assurances of my very distinguished consideration.
Page 16 - Confederacy, in all such territory the institution of negro slavery as it now exists in the Confederate States shall be recognized and protected by Congress and the territorial government, and the inhabitants of the several Confederate States and territories shall have the right to take to such territory any slaves lawfully held by them in any of the States or territories of the Confederate States.
Page 655 - Mexico ; and they therefore think fit to declare that it does not accord with the policy of the United States to acknowledge any monarchical government, erected on the ruins of any republican government in America, under the auspices of any European power.
Page 585 - Nevertheless, it is my duty to insist that, whatever were the intentions, purposes, and objects of France, the proceedings which were adopted by a class of Mexicans for subverting the republican government there, and for availing themselves of French intervention to establish on its ruins an imperial monarchy...
Page 535 - I have received the letter which you have done me the honor to address...
Page 574 - They are not prepared to recognize, or to pledge themselves hereafter to recognize, any political institutions in Mexico which are in opposition to the republican government with which we have so long and so constantly maintained relations of amity and friendship . . ." With the Civil War over the tone of the United States became more decided.
Page 281 - ... that the people of every state on the American continent have a right to secure for themselves a republican government if they choose, and that interference by foreign states to prevent the enjoyment of such institutions deliberately established is wrongful, and in its effects antagonistical to the free and popular form of government existing in the United States.
Page 685 - Canada of fugitives from the United States, I have the honor to transmit to you, for the information of the government of the United States, a copy of a letter from Mr. Attorney General McDonald, in which he states the steps that were taken for investigating the matter.
Page 577 - The effect of the Emperor's suggestions when they are reduced to a practical shape seems to be this : that France is willing to retire from Mexico as soon as she may, but that it would be inconvenient for her without first receiving from the United States an assurance of a friendly or tolerant disposition to the power which has assumed to itself an imperial form in the capital city of Mexico. The President is gratified with the assurance you have thus given of the Emperor's good disposition. I regret,...

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