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Mexican Ambassador Matias Romero meets with President Johnson seeking assistance for Mexico

Ulysses Simpson Grant, Brady image
04/06/1866
Mexican envoy Matias Romero had long sought to involve the United States in his country's battle against French control. Secretary of State Seward opposed this and tried to restrict Romero from meeting Johnson, fearing the President's acquiesence.  General Grant did arrange a meeting between the two and an arms deal was negiotiated, to be accomplished through third parties.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Matías Romero, Thomas Schoonover (trans. ed.), A Mexican View of America in the 1860s: A Foreign Diplomat Describes the Civil War and Reconstruction (Rutherford, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1991), 210.
Andrew Johnson, Paul Bergeron (ed), The Papers of Andrew Johnson: Volume 10, February-July 1866 (Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Press, 1992), 211n.

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