"A New Filibuster Movement," Harper's Weekly, January 28, 1860, p. 54.
A New Filibuster Movement
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A NEW FILIBUSTER MOVEMENT.
Information was received at Washington last week that thirty-five hundred men are now in New Orleans ready to embark for Vera Cruz. They go out as immigrants, and will be received into citizenship by the Juarez, or Liberal Government, when they will be mustered into service under American officers, such as Generals Ring and Wheat, and will sustain that Government until the Senate rectifes the M'Lane Treaty, which they expect will be speedily done. The leaders of these immigrants expect, for the aid they will afford the Liberals, to obtain the renewal of the grant for a railroad from Aransas Bay to Mazatlan, in the Gulf of California, and agree to pay for it the sum of ten thousand dollars. The immigrants about to embark from New Orleans agree to remain and engage as laborers in constructing the aforesaid railroad, and at the same time will be recognized as a military organization for their own protection and the protection of the country through which they pass.