Title - John Slidell, appointed United States Minister to Mexico to James Buchanan, Secretary of State of the United States. February 17, 1846
Date - February 17, 1846
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 - Slidell reported that Paredes was quickly losing his hold on power, citing the disaffection of several departments, as well as the government’s inability to pay civil servants and, most importantly, the army. Persistent news reports that Paredes intended to bring back the Spanish monarchy had caused Slidell to give such rumors greater credence.