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Confirming the Treaty of Peace ending the Mexican War...

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June 08, 1848

THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., June 8, 1848  

* Mexican-American War ending
* Confirming the Treaty of Peace

Page 3 has a nice report headed: "The Tidings of Peace Confirmed" noting in part: "...fully confirming the telegraphic announcement of THE RATIFICATION OF THE TREATY by the Mexican Chamber of Deputies...will be seen that no doubt was entertained of the prompt & favorable action of the Median Senate upon the subject...We hope we may almost say...that the agony of suspense is now unquestionably over...".
What follows is a nice heading; "IMPORTANT FROM MEXICO!" "Peace! Peace!! Peace!!!" "Ratification of the treaty in the Chamber of Deputies by a vote of 51 to 35.--OUtposts of the army to be called in.--Embarkation of the troops--General P F. Smith starts for Vera Cruz on the 24th instant, to superintend their embarkation" with more text, taking over half a column.
A fine report on the formal end of the Mexican War.
To put a timeline to the events of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, the treaty was signed on February 2, 1848, The United States ratified the treaty on March 10, and Mexico on May 19 (what this report confirms). The ratifications were exchanged on May 30, and the treaty was proclaimed on July 4, 1848.
Great to have this political/military report in a newspaper from the nation's capital.
Four pages, nice condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War