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U.S. Commissioner James Bowlin arrives in Paraguay to negotiate a commerce and navigation treaty

Paraguay, 1857
01/26/1859
The United States Commissioner James B. Bowlin presented his credentials to Paraguayan president Carlos Antonio Lopez in Asuncion. The next day he began negotiations on a friendship, commerce, and navigation treaty with the land-locked republic. These resulted with the signing of the treaty in the capital on February 4, ratification by Paraguay a week later, and the eventual United States ratification in the Senate on February 27, 1860. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1860 (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, 1860), 386.

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