Title - John Black, United States Consul at Mexico City, to James Buchanan, Secretary of State of the United States. December 18th, 1845
Date - December 18, 1845
Publication Information - Diplomatic Correspondence of the United States: Inter-American Affairs, 1831-1860. Published by: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington, 1939
Format - Letters (correspondence)
Collection - The University of Texas at Arlington Library.
Call Number - F 1418 M273 v. 8
Description - On December 3rd, 1845, Black informed the Mexican minister of foreign affairs, Manuel Peña y Peña, of Slidell’s arrival in Veracruz. Surprised by this news, the minister told the U.S. consul that the Herrera government had not expected an envoy until January. Believing that the arrival of a U.S. diplomat would undermine the authority of the Herrera government, which was being accused by the political opposition of treason for negotiating with the United States, Peña y Peña asked if Slidell’s arrival in the capital could be delayed.