Letter from May. 3, 1865

G. Barrios to Matias Romero

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    Letter to Mexican diplomat Matias Romero from G. Barrios

  • Description

    Barrios expresses shock at learning of Lincoln’s assassination at the theater. Description of Lincoln as “the personification of US unity and faithful representative of the Monroe Doctrine”. Hope that the assassination won’t influence policy toward Mexico negatively, though it’s likely nothing could lead the Americans to change their stance on European intervention in the hemisphere.

  • Source

    Matias Romero: An Inventory of Microfilm of His Papers at the Benson Latin American Collection

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    This item may be reproduced and used for any purpose, including research, teaching, private study, publication, broadcast or commercial use, with the proper citation and attribution. Citation: Matías Romero: An Inventory of Microfilm of His Papers at the Benson Latin American Collection. LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections, the University of Texas at Austin.

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    Barrios, G.. "Letter to Mexican diplomat Matias Romero from G. Barrios". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed November 25, 2017. http://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/501