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Mexico assents to the proposition to negotiate,......

......89

Withdrawal of the naval forces of United States from before Vera

Cruz,............

........90

Singular and unexpected reception of Mr. Slidell,..

...91

Embarrassing position of United States minister - Mexican diplomacy,..92

Mexico refuses to fulfil its engagements........

.......96

Folly of Mexico -prudence and patience advised by United States

government,

..97

Honorable effort and perseverance still advised by United States

government,......

........98

Revolution in Mexico - Paredes in power .....

......100

United States and Great Britain - duplicity of the Mexican govern-

ment.........

..100

Weakness of Paredes - approval of General Taylor's advance,. ....101

Solicitations for negotiation renewed by Mr. Slidell,...

...101

Mr. Slidell instructed still to persevere,

..103

United States minister again refused by Mexico,.....

.104

Letters of Mr. Castillo y Lanzas,

....105

Mexican government without excuse or defence,

.......106

The rejected mission of peace,.....

.106

Was the United States government just to Mexico on the subject of

boundary,...

........112

How is Texas bounded ?........

.......113

Has Texas a just claim to make the Rio Grande her boundary,..... 116

Recognition of new governments - principles involved,..

..118

Treaty of Santa Anna,.......

...118

Importance and sacredness of treaties,.......

..120

Treaty of Santa Anna on the side of humanity,.....

.121

Position of the United States in relation to boundary,

.121

Precautionary acts of the United States government,..

..122

Occupation on the Rio Grande advised by Mr. Donelson,..

.123

Troops requested for the protection of Texas,.....

.123

Solicitude of Texas in regard to means of defence,

.123

Defence of Texas ordered by the government of the United States,....124

Posts suggested on the Rio Grande by Mr. Donelson,

..124

Rio Grande recognized by United States as the boundary of Texas,....124

Rio Grande question anticipated,....

.125

Posts on the Rio Grande advised by Texas,..

Prudential suggestions in regard to the use of force,...................

..126

If peace measures fail, war justifiable,..

.126

Entire protection to Texas enforced by the United States government,.126

Mexicans to be driven beyond the Rio Grande in case of invasion,.....127

Frontier posts to be established by General Taylor aided by Texas,....127

Vigilance of General Taylor in protecting boundary to Rio Grande,....127

Crossing Rio Grande by Mexicans — commencement of hostilities, ....127

Solicitude of the United States government that Texas should be

protected to the Rio Grande,......

.......128

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Declaration of rights,.......

...189

The press, railroad, and telegraph,..

..192

Extract from a speech of Hon. H. V. Johnson,..

..193

Extract from a speech of Hon. Mr. Hunter,..

Extract from a speech of Hon. R. Johnson,.

...195

“Plan of Iguala,”.

Mexican aggressions,...

.197

Treaty between Texas and Santa Anna,..

..218

Extract from Hon. R. J. Walker's letter (of 1844),.

..221

Texas once a part of the Union,......

..221

Reports of Adams and Clay,...

.221

Resolutions of Congress annexing Texas,

.226

Acts of Texas — annexation,..

Texas, England, and France,

.231

Mexican circulars,..

Mr. Slidell's letter of credence,..

Letter of Mr. Peña y Peña, .

..239

Mr. Slidell to Mr. Peña y Peña,

..240

Mr. Peña y Peña to the council,.

252

Mr. Black to Mr. Slidell,....

.255

Extract from President Polk's message — boundary of Texas, .. 258

Proclamation of General Woll,...

..260

Extract from General Rusk's speech,.

...261

Acts of Texas - defining boundary,..

...267

Minutes of an interview between General Worth and General Vega,...269

Correspondence between Generals Taylor and Ampudia, ............274

Extract from Mr. Buchanan's letter on the prosecution of the war,....

...279

Number of troops in the war, losses, deaths, &c.,..

.281

John Quincy Adams and the Chinese war,.........

..285

Treaty of peace........

...286

Extract from President Polk's message in regard to New Mexico and

Upper California,.....

302

Extract from the letter of acceptance of General Cass,..

303

Baltimore Convention,.......

.305

A statement of the receipts of the United States from the 4th March,

1789, to 30th June, 1844, .

........310

A statement of expenditures of the Uuited States from the 4th March,

1789, to 30th June, 1844,...

.314

Defalcations of the United States treasury, from 1789 to 1837,.........318

Receipts in specie, from 1st January, 1847, to 30th June, 1848...........319

Statement of the amount of coinage at the United States mint and

branches, from 1st January, 1847, to 30th June, 1848,.

...319

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