A memorial setting forth the rights and just reasons which the government of the United States of Mexico has, for not recognising the validity of the privilege granted to D. Jose Garay, for opening a way of communication between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans by the isthmus of Tehuantepec, nor the legality of the transfer of said privilege which the latter made to citizens of the United States of North America

Nueva York: Minister of Relations [Mexico], 1852. iv, 44p., disbound, wraps. Pencil notations on blank cover sheet.

Statement by the Mexican government, published in translation in New York. Garay had sold Americans what they thought were the rights to the route across the Tehuantepec Isthmus, a rival at the time to plans to build a canal through Panama. However, Mexico said the sale was not valid.

Cat.No: 189726

Price: $75.00