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Tyler, John (1790-1862) [Taking possession of Monterey: Message from the President of the United States]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00267.108 Author/Creator: Tyler, John (1790-1862) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Pamphlet Date: 22 February 1843 Pagination: 117 p. ; 22.7 x 14.5 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00267.108 Author/Creator: Tyler, John (1790-1862) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Pamphlet Date: 22 February 1843 Pagination: 117 p. ; 22.7 x 14.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Message confirming the unauthorized invasion and possession of Monterey, California, by Captain Thomas ap Catesby Jones. Announces Jones' recall and asks that all correspondence relating to his tour in the Mexican territories be investigated. Those related papers are included in this pamphlet. Pamphlet lacks a proper cover.

Background Information: U.S. Navy Commodore Thomas ap Catesby Jones, commander of the Pacific Squadron, mistakenly believed the United States and Mexico were at war. El Castillo, a Mexican fort, was renamed ...Fort Catesby (popularly called Jones' Fort in many journals of the day) and remained such for one day, until Jones learned of his error, apologized, and reinstated the Mexican standard.
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People: Tyler, John, 1790-1862

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: PresidentMilitary HistoryLatin and South AmericaNavyWestward ExpansionMexican WarGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGovernment and CivicsVice President

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