FILLMORE, Millard (1800-1874). Message from the President of the United States,... copies of the notes of Mr. Luis de la Rosa and Mr. J.M. Gozales de la Vega

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FILLMORE, Millard (1800-1874). Message from the President of the United States, communicating, in compliance with the resolution of the Senate, copies of the notes of Mr. Luis de la Rosa and Mr. J.M. Gozales de la Vega, addressed to the Secretary of State. 32nd Congress, 1st Session, Senate Exec. Doc. 120. Washington: 1852

8vo., (8 4/8 x 5 4/8 inches). 4-pages (a bit spotted). Disbound.

De La Rosa, self described as "envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary of the republic of Mexico", requests that the United States restricts its boundary survey to "the simple duty of fixing the boundaries, according to the stipulations contained in the treaty of peace" so that the survey may be complete in a matter of months rather than years. In the meantime the United States commission were busy surveying "with a view of establishing railways, public roads, and canals, and to transmit information upon the natural productions of soil, both in Texas and New Mexico". 

Mr. de la Vega, self described as "charge d'affaires ad interim of the republic of Mexico", remonstrates that while the Mexican surveyors are ready to lay down the boundary, the "person who was to exercise the functions of surveyor on the part of the United States had not, up to that moment, presented himself, said functions were being performed, it may be said ad interim, by Lieutenant Whipple, of the engineers, appointed by Mr. Bartlett, who asserted that he was authorized to do so by the Government of the United States", and that therefore while the Mexican commission was acting within the strictures of the Treaty of Guadelupe, the United States commission was not.