Title - Peña y Peña, Minister of Foreign Affairs to John Black, Consul of the United States at Mexico. October 15, 1845
Date - October 15, 1845
Publication Information - Messages of the President of the United States, with the correspondence, therewith communicated, between the Secretary of War and other officers of the government, on the subject of the Mexican War. Published by: Wendall and van Benthuysen, Washington, 1848
Format - Letters (correspondence)
Collection - The University of Texas at Arlington Library, Special Collections.
Call Number - E404.U59 Library Collections Depository, Special Collections
Description - Responding to U.S. overtures, the Mexican minister of foreign affairs, Manuel Peña y Peña, informed U.S. consul John Black that his government would receive a “commissioner” from the United States with “full powers” to resolve the outstanding differences between the two countries, reiterating that Mexico was “deeply injured” by the annexation of Texas. Although the Polk administration assumed that the Herrera government was now ready to reopen diplomatic relations, in fact Peña y Peña was requesting an envoy with a specific mandate: to settle Mexico’s grievance with the United States over the annexation of Texas. For the Herrera government, full diplomatic relations could not be restored until the Texas issue was settled.