The occupation of the City of Mexico by the French.
and Cabinet moved from the City of Mexico
to San Louis de Potosi, and the troops were withdrawn from the capital, on the 31st of May. --On the 5th of June the French
The force that garrisoned the City of Mexico
, said to number twenty thousand men, was withdrawn to the Chernavaca plaza and to intermediate points around the city, for the purpose of carrying on guerilla warfare.
The whole French army was expected to occupy the capital on the 8th of June.
Three newspapers had been established favoring the policy of the French
One of these papers states that the occupation of the city of Mexico
settles with absolute certainty that it is necessary to extirpate by the root the democratic element, and no longer need there be even a dream of popular sovereignty.
Forty has issued a decree confiscating the property of all parties who have been or are in arms against the French