An illustrated history of the New world : containing a general history of all the various nations, states, and republics of the western continent ..and a complete history of the United States to the present time .. . of the routes pursuedby American vessels trading between San Francisco and China, andof the whaling grounds in the North Pacific. The return of Santa Anna to power in the neighbouring republicof Mexico, in March, and his supposed feelings of hostility to theUnited States, taken in connection with the breaking out of a diffi-culty between the American Governor of New Mexico, Gen. L

An illustrated history of the New world : containing a general history of all the various nations, states, and republics of the western continent ..and a complete history of the United States to the present time .. . of the routes pursuedby American vessels trading between San Francisco and China, andof the whaling grounds in the North Pacific. The return of Santa Anna to power in the neighbouring republicof Mexico, in March, and his supposed feelings of hostility to theUnited States, taken in connection with the breaking out of a diffi-culty between the American Governor of New Mexico, Gen. L Stock Photo
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An illustrated history of the New world : containing a general history of all the various nations, states, and republics of the western continent ..and a complete history of the United States to the present time .. . of the routes pursuedby American vessels trading between San Francisco and China, andof the whaling grounds in the North Pacific. The return of Santa Anna to power in the neighbouring republicof Mexico, in March, and his supposed feelings of hostility to theUnited States, taken in connection with the breaking out of a diffi-culty between the American Governor of New Mexico, Gen. Lane,and the Governor of the Mexican State of Chihuahua, for a timegave indications of another rupture between the two nations. Itappears that a tract of country, known as the Mesilla Valley, about175 miles by 40 in extent, and situate on the borders of New Mexico,though mutually claimed under the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo byboth the United States and Mexico, had been assigned by the joinBoundary Commission to the latter country. This tract was, however, forcibly taken possession of by General Lane on the 13th ofMarch, to be held provisionally, as he declared, until the ques 3i2 653 ADMINISTRATION OF PIERCE.. tion of boundary shall be determined between the United States andMexico. The measure was resisted by the Governor of Chihuahua, and the territory claimed as belonging to that State. Thequestion has occupied the attention of both governments concernedin its peaceful adjudication. N the 18th of April, 1853, the Hon. William R.King, Vice-President of the United States, died atCahawba, in Alabama On the meeting of Con-u^ress, in December of the previous year, though infeeble health, he assumed his post as presidingofficer of the Senate, a position he had filled dur-ling the previous administration. Increasing illness, how-ever, compelled him to resign office, and in a letter datedDecember iOth, his intention was communicated to the Senate.He soon after set sail for the West

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