Mr. Romero to Mr. Seward
Mr. Secretary: I have the honor of transmitting to you, for the information of the government of the United States, the copy of a note of General [Page 105] Alejandro Garcia, second in command of the eastern line, to the minister of foreign affairs and government of the Mexican republic, containing the circular to the governors and military commanders of the States composing that line, showing his favorable opinion of the legality and expediency of the two decrees issued by the President on the 8th of November last, one prolonging the presidential term till a new popular election can take place, and the other ordering the trial of General Gonzales Ortega, for reason mentioned in the decree.
In this circular General Garcia not only expresses his own opinion, but that of the governors and commanders on the eastern line, comprising the States of Vera Cruz, Puebla, Tlaxcala, Oaxaca, Tabasco, and Chiapas, and requested them to take the vote of their people on the subject of the decrees before mentioned.
The general says he has already received many acts of the majority of the people adhering unanimously to the President and completely approving his decrees, and he has no doubt but the same sentiment prevails among the rest of the people who have not called meetings and passed resolutions. He adds that the documents are very voluminous, and he will send them to the department as soon as they are published.
I avail myself of the occasion to renew to you, Mr. Secretary, the assurances of my most distinguished consideration.
Hon. William H. Seward, &c., &c., &c.