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Collection Reference Number GLC03587.12
From Archive Folder Collection of letters to John Cripps, General Gadsden's Secretary 
Title John T Pickett to John Cripps regarding his friends and law and order south of the border
Date 3 April 1854
Author Pickett, John T. (John Thomas) (1822-1884)  
Recipient Cripps, John S.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description U.S. Consul writes that Cripps' friends, Mr. Marquardt (possibly J.B.M. from GLC03587.03 and .06) and Mr. Brunner, have arrived and finds them to be very enterprising. Mentions that Brunner may be deported but reassures him that he will see Brunner through. Has mentioned to Secretary of State Marcy that a military man should be sent to instill law and order south of the border. Discusses the need to reform "consular evils" and will see to it that Marcy is held responsible before the next Democratic National Convention. Calls fellow consul Pleasants "an ass" and says he should not have been appointed, but will try to accept him as they share the same consular district. Discusses Cripps' salary.
Subjects American Statesmen  Government and Civics  Treaty  Diplomacy  Latin and South America  American West  Mexican War  Military History  Politics  Global History and Civics  Law  Democratic Party  Election  Finance  
People Cripps, John S. (fl. 1820-1875)  Pickett, John T. (John Thomas) (1822-1884)  
Place written Vera Cruz, Mexico
Theme Government & Politics; The Mexican War
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Pickett was the U.S. Consul at Vera Cruz, Mexico. Cripps was General Gadsden's Secretary and a sawyer by profession.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859