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ent circumstances are such that I do not think I could conveniently go to Vera Cruz, which is the shortest and most pleasant way, should I not avail myself of your very kind offer.

I beg you will allow me to express my sincere thanks for your delicate attention in facilitating my return home; and to inform you that I will be ready to sail, either from New York or New Orleans, whenever it may be convenient to have the steamer ready. All the time I shall need will only be the necessary days to reach with my family the place from which we should start.

While renewing to you my thanks for this favor, I remain, my dear Mr. Seward, most truly yours,

MAGARITA MAZA DE JUAREZ. Hon. WILLIAM H. SEWARD, SC., Sc., fr.

Mr. F. W. Seward to Mr. Romero.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE,

Washington, June 24, 1867. Sir: I have the honor to enclose, for your information, copy of a commnni. cation received at this department from the Hon. Hugh McCulloch, Secretary of the Treasury, in relation to furnishing passage on board the revenue cutter Wilderness to the wife of President Juarez, of Mexico, from New Orleans to Vera Cruz.

I avail myself of this opportunity to renew the assurances of my very distinguished consideration.

F. W. SEWARD,

Assistant Secretary. Señor Don Matias ROMERO, 8c., $c., fc.,

Washington, D. C.

Mr. McCulloch to Mr. Seward.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT, June 22, 1867. SIR: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of 20th instant, requesting that the wife of President Juarez, of Mexico, be provided with a passage from New Orleans to Vera Cruz on board the revenue cutter Wilderness, and to inform you that this department will be gratified to acquiesce in your wishes, whenever the time shall be indicated at which Madam Juarez shall reach New Orleans and be prepared to embark. The necessary instructions will be given Collector Kellogg, at New Orleans, to have the Wilderness put in readiness. I am, very respectfully,

HUGH MCCULLOCH,

Secretary of the Treasury. Hon. W. H. SEWARD,

Secretary of State.

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Mr. Romero to Mr. F. W. Seward.

[Translation.]
Mexican LEGATION IN the United STATES OF AMERICA,

Washington, June 25, 1867. Mr. Assistant SecretARY OF State: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of the note which you were pleased to address to me, of yesterday's

date, enclosing me a copy of a communication from Hon. Hugh McCulloch, Secretary of the Treasury, of the 22d, in relation to the steamer which has been placed at the disposal of the wife of President Juarez, for the purpose of conveying her from New Orleans to Vera Cruz.

I have this day communicated your note, referred to, to Mrs. Juarez, and the document annexed thereto, and she requests me to express her thanks to you for the attention which you have shown in transmitting to her the letter of the Secretary of the Treasury, and to inform you that in the course of the week she expects to set off for New Orleans.

I avail myself of this opportunity to renew to you, sir, the assurances of my distinguished consideration.

M. ROMERO F. W. SEWARD, Esq., fc., fr., fc.

Mr. Romero to Mr. Seward.

[Translation.]

WASHINGTON, June 26, 1867. My Dear Mr. SEWARD: I have the honor to inform you that Mrs. Juarez came back last night to this city, with the rest of her family, and wishes to leave for New Orleans to-morrow, going by way of the Mississippi.

I enclose to you a list of the persons who form the family and suite of Mrs. Juarez. I am, very sincerely, your obedient servant,

M. ROMERO. Frederick W. SEWARD, Esq.

Mrs. Juarez; Mr. and Mrs. Santacilia and child; Miss Juarez; Miss Felicitas Juarez; Miss Soledad Juarez; two girls, Mrs. Juarez's daughters, fourteen years old; Master Benito Juarez ; Mr. Rafael Zayas; Mr. José Romero; Joana Arce, servaut; Maria Rivas, servant; Jebronio Arce, servant.

Mr. F. W. Seward to Mr. Romero.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE,

Washington, June 27, 1867. Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 26th instant, accompanied by a list of the persons who propose to embark for Mexico in the revenue cutter Wilderness, at New Orleans. That list was at once communicated to the Secretary of the Treasury, who telegraphed the collector of customs at New Orleans on the subject. A copy of a letter from Mr. McCulloch, with the collector's answer, is herewith transmitted.

It is believed that the party may be made comfortable. No efforts for that purpose will be spared.

I avail myself of the occasion, sir, to offer to you a renewed assurance of my high consideration.

F. W. SEWARD.

Assistant Secretary. Señor Don Matias ROMERO, &c., 8c., &c.,

Washington, D. C.

Mr. McCulloch to Mr. Seward.

TreASURY DEPARTMENT,

June 27, 1867. SIR: In accordance with the verbal request of yesterday, I transmit herewith copy of despatch just received from Collector Kellogg at New Orleans. Señor Romero was at the office on yesterday, and desired to be informed of the result of despatch sent yesterday, from this department, to New Orleans. Should it be deemed necessary, I will thank you to cause a copy to be furnished that gentleman. I am, very respectfully,

H. McCULLOCH,

Secretary of the Treasury. Hon. F. W. SEWARD,

Acting Secretary of State.

[Telegram.]

New Orleans, June 26, 1867. Hon. H. McCulloch:

Wilderness at Southwest Pass. If desired, get her ready for Vera Cruz by morning; only difficulty seems accommodations for so large a party. General Steedman, just in; has despatches for Mexico. Wishes to send the same by cutter, if going. Please answer.

W. P. KELLOGG, Collector.

Mr. Romero to Mr. F. W. Seward.

[Translation.]
MEXICAN LEGATION IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,

Washington, June 27, 1867. Mr. ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF State: I received the note you have pleased to address to me to-day, enclosing to me copy of communication from the Treasury Department of this date, and of the telegram which accompanies it, in relation to the passage of La Señora Juarez and family, from New Orleans to Vera Cruz, on board the revenue cutter Wilderness.

I have communicated these documents to La Señora Juarez, who requests me to repeat to you the assurance of the gratitude with which she regards the efforts of the department to make her voyage convenient and pleasant.

Señora Juarez has determined to set off to-morrow, from this city, for Cincisnati, whence she will go by water to New Orleans. She does not think she can reach that point before the 6th of July next.

This opportunity is very satisfactory to me for renewing to you, sir, the assurances of my distinguished consideration.

M. ROMERO Frederick W. SEWARD, Esq., 8c., fr.., fr.

INDEX TO PAPERS

RELATING TO

MEXICAN AFFAIRS IN 1867.

[CAPTURE, TRIAL, AND EXECUTION OF MAXIMILIAN.]

From whom and

to whom.

Date,

Subject.

No. of enclo.

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Page.

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CORRESPONDENCE WITH MEXICAN LEGATION.

1867.
Mr. Seward to Mr. April 6 Requests him to countersign a passport and return the same.......

Romero,
Mr. Romero to Mr. April 6 Returns passport of Frederick Hotze duly countersigned....

Seward.
Mr. Seward to Mr. April 6 Passport issued to Mr. F. Hotze, to proceed to Mexico with de-
Hotze.

spatches.
Mr. R, S. Diaz to Mr. | April 30 (Telegram.) Reports death of Miramon, defeat of Marquez, cap
Romero,

ture of Queretaro and Maximilian hidden.
Mr. Seward to Mr. May 4 Receipt of above telegram, communicated by Mr. Romero, April 30.

Romero.
Mr. Romero to Mr. May 13 Enclosing map showing position of Mexican army around Quere.
Seward.

taro.
Mr. Seward to Mr. May 15 Receipt of his note of 13th, with the map enclosed..

Romero.
Mr. Romero to Mr. May 20

Memorandum of an interview in reference to intercession for the
Seward.

life of Maximilian and treatment of prisoners of war: The con-
duct of Mexican and French officers in reference to prisoners of

war.
Mr. Lerdo de Tejada

April 22

In reply to Mr. Campbell's letter of the 6th April, requesting that
to Mr. Campbell,

Maximilian and his partisans when captured should be treated
(enclosure.)

as prisoners of war.
Mr. Seward to Mr. July 17 Receipt of memorandum of May 20, and copy of Mr. Lerdo de Te-
Romero,

jada's letter of 22d April, 1867.
Mr. Seward to Mr.

May 27

Transmits copy of telegram from Mr. Plumb at New Orleans..
Romero.
Mr. Plumb to Mr. May 26 (Telegram.) From President Juarez: Capture of Queretaro; Max.
Seward.

imilian, Mejia, Castillo, and Miramon, prisoners of war.
Mr. Romero to Mr.

His receipt of the above telegram, with thanks to the Secretary of
Seward.

State.
Mr. Romero to Mr.

May 28

Transmits extracts from letters of General Diaz, in command of
Seward.

eastern division, relative to recent events in Mexico; cupture of

Puebla and treatment of the prisoners there made-released.
General Diaz to Mr. May 3

Siege, attack, and capture of Puebla, April 4, 1867 ; defeat of Mar.
Romero.

quez, April 10; his march to Mexico; invests that city; proposals
to surrender it rejected; the enemy closely besieged in Mexico,

Queretaro, and Vera Cruz; proposals of Bazaine—are rejected.
Mr. Seward to Mr. June 13 Receipt of his note of 28th May, with letter of General Diaz, with
Romero.

details of recent events in Mexico.
Mr. Romero to Mr. May 30 Transmits telegram from General Diaz, confirming the capture of
Seward.

Queretaro and Maximilian.
General Diaz to Mr. May 16 (Telegram.) Announcing capture of Queretaro and surrender, at
Romero.

discretion, of Maximilian, Castillo, and Mejia, May 16, at 3 a. m.
Mr. Seward to Mr.

Receipt of his note of 30th, with above telegram.
Romero.
Mr. Romero to Mr. June 4 Transmite copy of his letter to Mr. Hiram Barney, May 31, pub.
Seward.

lished in New York Evening Post.
Mr. Romero to Mr. May 31 Thanks for his congratulations on the successes of the liberals in
Barney.

Mexico-treatment of Maximilian and other prisoners; gives his

views on the subject.
Mr. Romero to Mr. May 31 Copy of the above letter, as published in the New York Evening
Seward.

Post June 3, 1867.
Mr. Seward to Mr. June 10 Acknowledges receipt of his note of 4th June, with letter of Ur.
Romero.

Romero to Mr. Barney, of May 31, 1867.
Mr. Seward to Mr. June 15 Memorandum of an interview: Mr. Seward informs Mr. Romero
Romero.

that Austria, France, and Great Britain have appealed to the
United States to use any legitimate good offices within their
power to avert the execution of the Prince Maximilian; recom-
mends clemency to President Juarez as good policy, and re-
quests Mr. Romero to make same known to his government,

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1867.
Mr. Romero to Mr. June 19 Transmits extracts from a letter dated at Casa Mata, (Vera Cruz) 11
Seward.

June 7, containing information relative to the trial of Maximilian.
Mr. Laine to *

June 7

Trial of Maximilian suspended by government in order to give 17

Baron Magnus and other counsel of Maximilian time to reach

Queretaro.
Mr. Seward to Mr. June 21 Acknowledges receipt of his note of 19th, and with letter of 7th
Romero,

June from Casa Mata.
Mr. Seward to Mr. June 21 Requesting him to inform President Juarez that the Emperor of .... 12
Romero.

Austria will restore Maximilian to all his rights of succession

upon his release, and renouncing forever all projects in Mexico.
Mr. Romero to Mr. June 21 Receipt of the foregoing, and has communicated same by tele-
Seward.

graph to his government; has also made knowo, by telegraph,
Mr. Seward's memorandum of the 15th June respecting the
wishes of the Emperor of France and the Queen of England in

favor of Prince Maximilian.
Mr. F. W. Seward to June 22 Requests Mr. Romero to inform his government that Austria con.

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Mr. Romero.

sents to the reintegration of Prince Maximilian,
Mr. Romero to Mr. Juve 22 Receipt of the above note, which he has communicated to his gor. 13
F. W. Seward,

ernment, by telegraph, as far as New Orleans, and thence by

steamer to Matamoras.
Mr. Romero to Mr. June 15 Interview had with Mr. Sewård; at which he reads a memoran.
Lerdo de Tejada.

dum to Mr. Romero, who forwards the same, via New Orleans.
Meinorandum, -In June 15 Mr. Seward desires that President Juarez be informed that, be 9
terview between

sides the Emperor of Austria, the Emperor of France and the
Mr. Seward and

Queen of England have requested the United States to use their
Mr. Romero.

good offices to prevent the execution of Prince Maximilian.
Mr. Romero to Mr. June 21 Send following telegram to minister of foreign relations

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Diaz.
Mr. Romero to Mr. June 21 Transmits note of Mr, Soward in relation to Maximilian

Lerdo de Tejada.
Mr. Seward to Mr. June 21 Emperor of Austria will reinstate Maximilian in all his rights as
Romero.

soon ay free, and he renounces all his projects in Mexico; re-

quests same be sent to President Juarez.
Mr. Romero to Mr. June 22 (Telegram.) To send a communication by steamer, and notify his 2 21
Diaz.

government of the appointinent of Mr. Otterbourg as United

States minister to Mexico.
Mr. Romero to Mr. June 22 Transmits note from F. W. Seward of this date in relation to Max.
Lerdo de Tejada.

imilian.
Mr. F. W. Seward June 22 Imperial family of Austria consents to reinstate Maximilian; re-
to Mr. Romero.

quests this bo cornmunicated to his government.
President Juarez to

June 22

(Telegram, May 15, 1867.) Communicated : Queretaro carried by
Mr. Romero.

assault; Maximilian, Mejia, and Castillo captured.
Memorandum

July 2 Mr. Romero informs Mr. Seward that he has received copies of all

orders issued by the Mexican government respecting trial of
prisoners made at Queretaro, and trial of Maximilian, Miramon,
and Mejia. Mr. Seward asked that other papers be sent him in

future as soon as received.
Mr. Seward to Mr.

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July 3 Receipt of Mr. Romero's memorandum of July 2: Requests an in-
Romero.

terview ; ayks for orders wespecting prisoners made at Queretaro.
Mr. Romero to Mr. July 3 Receipt of foregoing note: Will furnish copies of documents 5 *
Seward.

wanted, and call to-morrow on Secretary.
Enclosure No. 1..... May 15 (Telegrams.) General Escobedo to' secretary of war: Capture of ..

Queretaro, Maxiinilian, officers, and entire army.
Enclosure No. 2.....

May 15 General Mejia to General Escobedo: Receipt of foregoing; thanks

of the President to Escobedo and army.
Enclosure No. 3..... May 17 Gencral Escobedo to General Mejia : Three requests made by

Maximilian declined by Escobedo.
Enclosure No. 4..... May 30 General Escobedo to General Mejia: Report of prisoners captured;

disposition of the leading officers; demands for their punishment

from every direction; order restored in Queretaro.
Enclosure No. 5.....

May 30

General Mejia to General Escobedo: Maximilian and his officers

to be kept at Queretaro; also the army, to the number of 5,000

men, and await instructions.
Enclosure No.6..... May 21 General Mejia to General Escobedo: Dispositions for the trial of

Maximiliar and his officers, and the causes for these proceedings.
Enclosure No. 7..... May 25 (Telegram.) General Escobedo to General Mejia: Desires the

government to appoint an attorney for the trial of Maximilian,

or authorize him to do so.
Enclosure No. 8. ....May 25 General Mejia to General Escobedo: Reply to the above; General

Escobedo to appoint the attorney.
Enclosure No.9.... May 27 General Escobedo to the President: The attorney permits Maxi.

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milian to write to Juarez; doubt of the attorney as to the period

allowed to the prisoners for trial.
Enclosure No. 10.... May 27 Maximilian to President Juarez: Requesting that Baron Magnus

and two lawyers be permitted to come from Mexico city for his
defence; also that the representatives of Austria, Belgium,
England, and Italy be allowed to come and arrange his family

mutters, &c.
Enclosure No. 11.... May 27

Maximilian to President Juarez: Desires an interview with him.

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