Mr. Romero to Mr. Seward
Mr. Secretary: I have the honor to inform you that the governors of the States of the Mexican republic have already begun to express their approbation, in the name of the States they represent, of the decree of the Mexican government on the 8th of November, 1865, prolonging the constitutional term of the President of the republic till the condition of the war will allow a new election. In this way the decree is receiving the popular sanction, in spite of the opposition of the enemies of the Mexican republic.
Reserving to myself the privilege of sending you hereafter, for the information of the government of the United States, all documents that I may hereafter receive in relation to that sanction, I now send you No. 3 of the official paper of the Mexican government, published at Paso del Norte, the 11th of January last, where you will find three communications from the governor and military commandant of the State of Coahuila, explicitly ratifying the dispositions of the decree referred to.
I profit by this occasion to renew to you, Mr. Secretary, the assurances of my most distinguished consideration.
Hon. William H. Seward, &c., &c., &c.