U.S. recognizes new Nicaraguan government under the influence of William Walker
The United States recognizes the Nicaraguan government of Patricio Rivas, suggesting its tacit approval of William Walker and the American soldiers of fortune who helped bring Rivas to power. (By Brian Bockelman)
Lester H. Brune, ed., Chronological History of United States Foreign Relations, 1776 to January 20, 1981, vol. 1 (New York: Garland, 1985), 269.