New York Times, "Mexican News," February 5, 1859

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    Mexican News," New York Times, February 5, 1859, p. 1.
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    General Miramon Will Not Accept the Presidency, but Declares in Favor of Zulonga-Movements of the Troops.

    WASHINGTON, Friday, Feb. 4.

    The details of the Mexican news by the steamship Tennessee, at New-Orleans is received.

    It was stated at Vera Cruz that General MIRAMON would not accept the Presidency, but declare in favor of the restoration of ZULOAGA, and the Tacubaya Constitution. This, it was stated, would cause ROBLES to pronounce in favor of the Liberals.

    JUAREZ, as well as MIRAMON, was much pressed for money.

    It was the universal opinion among the foreigners that if the United States would declare for JUAREZ the moral effect would be so great as to place that party in power within sixty days.

    The following is a summary of the war movements on the Pacific side:

    Mazatlan had yielded to the besieging forces.

    CAMANO had not taken Cuernavaca, but had fallen back to Yantepec unpursued. Only five hundred of his troops were engaged with MIRAMON at San Joachim.

    From San Luis the news is that BLANCO and CORONADO, having effected a union with the army at Zacatecas, were before the city with three thousand men, and that MIRAMON's brother had been sent from Guadalajara to its relief with a force of six hundred. It was believed, however, that the garrison would succumb before he got there. CORONADO, it was stated, had twenty-two hundred riflemen and nine cannon.

    The Reactionists were sill concentrated at Orizava.

    Cordova had been evacuated.

    The Constitutionalists under General TREJO represent their cause as prosperous, and that the people are flocking to their standard, while their leaders talk loudly of victory. On the contrary, the Reactionists are equally confident, and threaten a descent on Vera Cruz.

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