Mexico: TAKING POSSESSION OF MONTEREY. MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT...IN RELATION TO THE TAKING POSSESSION OF MONTEREY BY COMMODORE THOMAS AP CATESBY JONES. 27th Cong., 3d Sess.: HED166., 1843. 117pp, disbound. Near Fine. "In 1842 the commander of an American squadron in the Pacific, Commodore Thomas ap Catesby Jones, hearing a report that war had broken out between the United States and Mexico, seized the port of Monterey and hoisted the American flag. When the report proved to be false, he withdrew and apologized. But his act revealed the temper of American naval policy in the Pacific." Merk History of the Westward Movement 356-357. Jones's apparently unauthorized action suggested the extent to which some Americans were spoiling for a fight with Mexico. A successful war would create a vast domain south and west for American expansion. Howes says this document is "said to have been suppressed." It contains all the correspondence and information concerning the matter, with express U.S. assurances that the seizure was totally unauthorized. FIRST EDITION.

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