March  6, 1846


Further from Mexico. — We received yesterday another letter from Vera Cruz, brought by the U. S. brig Lawrence, and dated the 16th ult.  It contains some speculations upon Mexican affairs not without interest.  Although it confirms our previous reports of the perfect tranquility existing at present under Paredes, it represents his Government as likely to encounter peril, if not shipwreck, from two principal sources.  The Santa Anna party is said to be very strong in Vera Cruz and the city of Mexico.  Although perfectly quiet, yet the apprehension was so strong in Vera Cruz that his partisans might at any moment, at a signal from him, raise the standard of revolt, that commercial men were afraid to enter into engagements ahead, and business was nearly stagnant.


Again, prudent men in Vera Cruz were contemplating the probability of a separation of the Northern Departments from the Central Government, under some military chieftain.  It is not here and in Texas alone that speculations upon this theme are indulged in; the feasibility of the project under an able man is conceded on all hands.  When to these sources of distraction you add the defection of Yucatan, and the wavering, dubious state of the Western Departments of Sonora and the Californias, our correspondent thinks it quite time for the United States to strike a determined blow, and so terminate the uncertainty of our own relations with Mexico, and thwart the intrigues which England has been carrying on in that country.


Source:   The Daily Picayune, March 6, 1846, p. 2, col. 1.


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