LATER FROM MEXICO.
By the ___________ of yesterday we
received private advise from Pensacola, announcing the arrival there,
on the evening of the 1st inst., of the U. S. brig Lawrence
from Vera Cruz in eleven days. Unfortunately we received no papers by
this arrival, but our correspondent informs that there had been no
change in affairs in Mexico. A letter from Vera Cruz dated the 18th
ult., from a most responsible source, induces us to believe
confidently, that nothing like a revolution has occurred in Mexico
since the 1st of Feb., up to which day we have had advices
by way of Havana. The Lawrence brought despatches to the Government
from our Minister, Mr. Slidell. This gentleman was still at Jalapa
awaiting instructions from Washington.
The U. S. brig Somers was to sail from
Pensacola on the 2nd inst. for Vera Cruz.
From letters received in this city,
other than our own, it would seem that Mr. Slidell left the city of
Mexico on the 17th January, as we have previously stated.
One letter states that he was at Jalapa, quietly awaiting despatches
from our Government at Washington, where he would remain until such
documents were received as might determine his course. One of our
Pensacola letter states that he was much disgusted with the treatment
he had received at the hands of the Mexican Government.
Another letter states that there was
great reason to believe that Mr. Slidell’s treatment had been such as
must lead to hard blows with Mexico. The writer says that the course
of the leading men of Mexico had been of a nature most outrageous in
the matter of the reception of a Minister from this country – so
outrageous, that no other recourse than a resort to war was left us.
The writer thinks that it must be declared immediately.
We have all along thought it the proper
course for our Government to bring the matters at issue with Mexico to
an immediate settlement; and the reports received yesterday, should
they prove true, would make the duty still more imperative. If the
Mexicans will not settle with us, we must settle with them.
Source: The Daily Picayune, March
5, 1846, p. 2, col. 3.