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In Mexico, Benito Juarez turns down a British proposed six month truce in the country

Benito Juarez, circa 1860, detail
03/04/1860
General Miguel Miramón, in control of the military junta, had moved to attack the Constitutional forces of Benito Juarez at Vera Cruz on the coast.  Through their naval representatives, the British Government proposed to both sides a six month truce to enable Mexico get its constitutional affairs in order. Miramón accepted an internationally monitored truce; Juarez rejected all compromise. Miramón began his siege of the port city. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Hubert Howe Bancroft, History of Mexico, Vol. v, 1824-1861 (San Francisco, CA: A.L. Bancroft & Company, 1885), 777. 

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