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37Th Congress,

2d Session.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

J Ex. Doc.
I No. 100.

Vnited States. State Department.

THE PRESENT CONDITION OF MEXICO.

MESSAGE

FROM THE

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES,

IN ANSWER

To resolution of the House of the 3d of March last, transmitting report from the

Department of State regarding the present condition of Mexico.

APRIL 15, 1862.-Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and ordered to be printed.
APRIL 21, 1862.--Resolved, That ten thousand extra copies of the President's Message of the

14th instant, in regard to the present condition of Mexico, be printed for the use of the
members of this House, and one thousand extra copies for the use of the State Department.

To the House of Representatives :

In compliance with the resolution of the House of Representatives of the 3d
ultimo, requesting information in regard to the present condition of Mexico, I
transmit a report from the Secretary of State and the documents by which it
was accompanied.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN.
WASHINGTON, April 14, 1862.

DEPAR'TMENT OF STATE,

Washington, April 14, 1862.
The Secretary of State, to whom was referred the resolution of the House of
Representatives of the 3d ultimo, requesting the President, “if not inconsistent
with the public interest, to communicate to this house any correspondence or
other information in his possession relative to the present condition of Mexico,
and especially in relation to the alleged design of the allied powers now inva-
ding that country to establish a monarchy there,” has the honor to lay before
the President the papers containing the information desired as specified in the
subjoined list.
Respectfully submitted.

WILLIAM H. SEWARD.
The PRESIDENT.

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