Document ReferenceBu 45/66
TitleExtract from despatch from L. Cass, to A. Dodge, Madrid, Spain; 20 Nov 1858.
Date20 November 1858
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionReports that a naval and military force is about to leave Spain for Mexico, where it will take advantage of Mexico's distracted situation; the United States will not consent to the subjugation of an Independent State of the American Continent by a European power; instructs him not to make any official comment to the Spanish Government, but to take the opportunity to make the American Government's feelings on the matter known to Mr Collantes; the United States does not wish to interfere in matters between Spain and Mexico; the American Government needs to know the strength of the Spanish force and what are its objectives.
Termforeign policy, Spanish
politics, Spanish, foreign policy
foreign policy, American
politics, American, foreign policy
Mexican affairs, 'Mexican Question'

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6255Collantes; Saturnino Calderón- (1799-1864); Señor; Spanish Foreign Minister 1853-631799-1864
NA6418Dodge; Augustus C. (1812-1883); Mr; American statesman and diplomat1812-1883
NA7443Cass; Lewis (1782-1866); General; American soldier diplomat and statesman1782-1866
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