Title - John Black, United States Consul at Mexico City, to James Buchanan, Secretary of State of the United States. May 23, 1846
Date - May 23, 1846
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 - By the third week in May, U.S. consul John Black (and other residents of the nation’s capital) had learned of the clash between U.S. and Mexican forces along the Rio Grande, but did not know any details. Black reported to Washington that the Paredes regime was relying heavily on the British, which was seeking Mexican territory, commercial privileges, and additional loan guarantees as the price of its support.