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José Marta Mata presents his credentials in Washington as minister from the recently recognized Juarez government of Mexico

Benito Juarez, circa 1860, detail
Senor José Marta Mata presented his credentials as ambassador from Mexico to President Buchanan in Washington on this date. The Buchanan Administration had recognized the Juarez Government of Mexico over General Miguel Miramón's conservative rebels three weeks before. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1860 (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, 1860), 389.