retly negotiated for the betrayal of his country to the United States.
He was allowed to pass through Commodore Conner's fleet into Mexico, where he was appointed generalissimo of the army, and in December was again elected provisional President.
With an army of 20,000 men he lost the battle of Buena Vista.
He was afterwards defeated in battle at Cerro Gordo, and about the middle of September, 1847, was driven with nearly 2,000 followers from the city of Mexico.
He was deposed, and in April, 1848, fled from the country to Jamaica, W. I. He returned to Mexico in 1853, where he was received with great enthusiasm and appointed President for one year, after which time he was to call a constitutional Congress; but he fomented a new revolution by which he was declared President for life, with power to appoint his successor.
He began to rule despotically, and was soon confronted by a revolution led by General Alvarez.
After a struggle of two years, he signed his unconditional abdicat