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Collection Reference Number GLC00267.126
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1848 
Title Refusal to furnish instructions to Mr. Slidell. Message from the President
Date 13 January 1848
Author Polk, James K. (James Knox) (1795-1849)  
Document Type Pamphlet; Government document
Content Description Polk's refusal to furnish correspondence between Minister Plenipotentiary of Mexico Slidell and himself on the grounds that the orders contained therein relate to negotiations that are ongoing. Polk does include reports from the Secretaries of War, State, and the Navy regarding the return of Presidents Antonio Lopéz de Santa Anna and Mariano Paredes y Arrillaga to Mexico. References George Washington's precedent in refusing to comply with an order from Congress regarding correspondence surrounding a treaty with Great Britain.
Subjects Mexican War  Latin and South America  Global History and Civics  Military History  Government and Civics  Law  US Constitution  President  Treaty  Congress  Jay's Treaty  
People Polk, James K. (James Knox) (1795-1849)  Slidell, John (1793-1871)  Paredes y Arrillaga, Mariano (1797-1849)  Santa Anna, Antonio López de (1794-1876)  
Place written Washington
Theme Government & Politics; Westward Expansion; Law; Foreign Affairs; The Mexican War; The Presidency
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859