1848 - Polk, James K.
Message from the President of the United State (Guerra de Castas).
a) From the Government of Yucatan, Representing the State of Suffring to whitch that Country is Reduced by an Insurrection of the Indians, Imploring the Protection of the United States, and Offertin, in Case it Should be Granted, to Transfer the Dominion and Sovereignty of the Peninsula to the United States. Washington, april 29, 1848.
8o. marquilla, 19 p. 30th Congress, 1st Session. Executive No. 40. Sin pastas y sin lomo.
"These communications present a case of human suffering and misery, which cannot fail to excite the sympathies of all civilized nations. From these, and other sources of information, it appears that the Indians of Yucatan are waging a war of extermination against the white race. In this civil war, they spare neither age, nor sex, but put to death, indiscriminately, all who fall whitin their power… In this condition, they have, through their constituted authorities, implored the aid of this government, to save them form destruction, offering, in case this should be granted, to transfer the "Dominion and sovereignty of the penisula" to the United States. Similar appeals for aid and protection have been made to the Sapnish and the English governments…".
b) With the Correspondence Between the Secretary of State and Don Justo Sierra, the Representative of Yucatan, Called for by a Resolution of the Senate. Washington, may 5, 1848.
8o. marquilla, 17 p. 30th Congress, 1st Session. Executive No. 42. Sin pastas y sin lomo.
c) Information in Relation to Yucatan, Called for by a Resolution of the Senate of the 8th Instant. Washington, may 9, 1848.
8o. marquilla, 31 p. 30th Congress, 1st Session. Executive No. 43. Sin pastas y sin lomo.
d) Copies of Orders Given for the Protection of the White Population of Yucatan. Washington, may 15, 1848.
8o. marquilla, 4 p. 30th Congress, 1st Session. Executive No. 45. Sin pastas y sin lomo.
"…I have the honor, in answer to the resolution of the Senate of the 13th instant, to transmit a copy of my communications to Commodore Perry of the 8th of March and of the 12th instant, on the subject of giving protection to the white population of Yucatan, with the naval forces under his command….".
e) Information Called for by the Resolution of the Senate, of 30th May, 1848, in Relation to the Existing Condition of Yucatan. Washington, may 31, 1848.
8o. marquilla, 10 p. 30th Congress, 1st Session. Executive No. 49. Sin pastas y sin lomo.
"The Secretary of State, to whom was referred the resolution of the Senate, of the 30th instant, requesting the President "to send to the Senate, if in his judgment not inconsistent with the public interest, a copy of any communication from Commodore Perry, or from any other authentic source, containing additional information connected with the existing condition of affairs in Yucatan," has the honor to lay before the President a translation of a note, under date the 23d instant, addressed to this department by Mr. Sierra, the commissioner of Yucatan. This note contain all the information in the possession of this department, relative to the condition of affairs in that State, which has not already been communicated to the Senate".
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