The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 24, July 1920 - April, 1921 Page: 324
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324 The Southwestern Historical Quarterly
France, and the natural unwillingness of the Ceneral Americans
to deal fairly or openly, prevented the accomplishment of his ob-
jects. He arrived less than a year after Walker was driven from
Nicaragua, and just a short time after his arrest on his second
attempt to revolutionize that republic; hence, his reception was
not cordial, and he was never able to secure the confidence of any
of the officials. ' The President went so far as to accuse Lamar
of being involved with the filibusters, and of having made threats
that unless the treaty should be ratified a new filibuster expedi-
tion under the auspices of the United States Government would
take place; but he was afterwards forced to retract this charge.14
In July, 1859, having become hopeless of any result from his
efforts Lamar applied for a recall, which was granted, and the
latter part of that month he was back in Washington, having
drawn up a treaty which he thought might have proved acceptable
to the United States Government, but which was never approved.
He remained in Washington only a short time, and then returned
to his home in Richmond, Texas. He was there preparing to
enjoy the association of his friends, when he died rather suddenly
on December 19, 1859.
"1A complete history of Lamar's experiences in Nicaragua does not come
within the purposes of this paper. For the sake of unity I have been
compelled to omnit the story of his connection with that hotbed of revolu-
tion and international rivalries, but I shall in the future publish the
result of my investigations in this field of his activities."
"See for this paragraph Senate Documents, 35 Cong., 2 Sess., No. 1,
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