Title - Peña y Peña, Minister of Foreign Affairs to John Slidell, appointed United States Minister to Mexico. December 20, 1845
Date - December 20, 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 - On December 20, 1845, Peña y Peña formally declined to accept Slidell’s credentials, on the advice of the council of government. The minister of foreign affairs stated that Mexico could not receive Slidell as minister plenipotentiary, reiterating that Mexico had agreed only to accept a commissioner empowered to settle the Texas question. Formal relations between the two countries (i.e. an exchange of ministers) could not occur until the issues relating to Texas annexation had been resolved.