Title - John Black, United States Consul at Mexico City, to James Buchanan, Secretary of State of the United States. March 6, 1847
Date - March 6, 1847
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 - Writing from Mexico City ten days after the start of the Polkos Revolt, U.S. consul John Black informed Washington about the outbreak of fighting in the capital, noting that the primary victims were ordinary civilians. Echoing the sentiments of many ultra-expansionists in the United States, Black offered the opinion that the conquest of Mexico would be well received by a large portion of its citizenry.