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President Benito Juarez adjourns the Mexican Congress and abandons Mexico City to the French

Benito Juarez, circa 1860, detail
05/30/1863
Following the fall of the city of Puebla, Mexico City was now open to the French advance.  The Republican Congress met for the final time in the afternoon and voted a unanimous vote of confidence for President Benito Juarez before adjourning.  Juarez and other government officials abandoned the city the following day.  French troops finally occupied Mexico City on June 7, 1863 after an eighteen month campaign from the sea. General Elie Frédéric Forey entered the city in triumph three days later.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
David R. Stevens (ed.), Sin Perdn: Acquiescence with Murder (Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse, 2008), I:165-167.

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