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James Buchanan, Buchanan's administration on the eve of the rebellion, Chapter
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The Daily Dispatch: November 1, 1860., [Electronic resource], The Captor of
Guadalajara -- Sufferings of the(search) Besiegers.
The Captor of Guadalajara --Sufferings of the Besiegers. --The city of Guadalajara, Mexico, held by Miramon's forces, was captured on the 11th, by the Liberal party. The N. O. Picayune says: Guadalajara is the second city of the Republic, rich and prosperous, and has been defended with great obstinacy. It has long been, moreover, the principal stronghold of the reactionists in that part of the Republic, and its capture is believed to open the way direct to the capital. Our files abound in most touching letters from the besieged city, from which it would appear, as might indeed have been expected, that the suffering of the people was very great. We learn, indeed, from a letter of General Ortega himself, that on the 1st inst.the suffering had become so great that the fire upon the city was suspended for a space of three hours, that women and children might leave the town. How many actually left we are not informed, but it would appear that the number was small. In all
The Daily Dispatch: November 5, 1860., [Electronic resource], The Presidential election. (search)
The Daily Dispatch: November 21, 1860., [Electronic resource], The interview between
and Victor Emanuel . (search)
Later from Mexico. New Orleans,Nov. 20.--Intelligence from Vera Cruz to the 5th inst. has been received. Miramon had resigned the Presidency and been succeeded by Robles. The Reactionists had evacuated Puebla, Great alarm existed at the capital.
The Daily Dispatch: November 29, 1860., [Electronic resource], Proposed
National Convention. (search)
The conducta Seizure in Mexico,&c. New Orleans, Nov. 28.--The schooner Melpomene, from Tampico on the 16th, reports that in the case of the seized conducta, the courts had decided upon a pro rata distribution, and the money had been recovered. Everybody was preparing for a change of ">government." Miramon, it was reported, had declared his inability to defend the capital. As last accounts say the Constitutionalists had captured Tacubaya and Guadalajara, there was little doubt that the capital would surrender.
The Daily Dispatch: December 18, 1860., [Electronic resource], Intelligence from
Intelligence from Mexico. --Letters from Vera Cruz state that a Convention, held at the Capital, composed of officers of the Church and of the military, had appropriated $300,000 per month of the Churches funds to sustain Miramon in the defence of the capital. On the 5th the Juarez Government proclaimed that after April, 1861, all duties are to be paid in cash, half of which may be in sight bills on the city of Mexico, for the purpose of paying indemnities. All goods remaining in the Custom-House over one month shall be sold to pay duties. The various foreign Ministers, except the Minister of Spain, were at Jaiapa. Gen. Mata was the prominent candidate for Governor of Vera Cruz. Juarez has raised a loan of $600,000 for the purchase of supplies for the army now before the capital.
The Daily Dispatch: January 22, 1861., [Electronic resource], African Ferocity. (search)
Sale of the Mexican prize steamers. New Orleans,, Jan. 21. --The Mexican prize steamers Gen. Miramon and Marquis de Habana, were sold on yesterday to parties in Havana. The former brought $12,500, and the latter $20,000.
The Daily Dispatch: January 24, 1861., [Electronic resource], Obituary of a Reporter. (search)
Later from Mexico. New Orleans, Jan. 23. --Advices from Vera Cruz to the 10th, say that Miramon and some of his officers had been captured by the Indians. Juarez, it is stated, entered the capital on the 5th inst.
The Daily Dispatch: February 5, 1861., [Electronic resource], Later from