Title - John Slidell, appointed United States Minister to Mexico to James Buchanan, Secretary of State of the United States. December 27, 1845
Date - December 27, 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 - In response to the Mexican government’s refusal to accept his credentials, Slidell informed his government that he intended to leave Mexico City, and await further instructions in Jalapa (a city midway between the capital and Veracruz). The U.S. diplomat related that a coup d’état orchestrated by General Mariano Paredes had broken out in San Luis Potosi, which he predicted would result in the fall of the Herrera government.