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to this coup d' etat the Federalist, Guerrero, was elected President
of the Republic.8
As a result of his close relationship with Guerrero, Zavala was
placed in the new cabinet as Minister of the Treasury.9 Curiously
enough he was also permitted to retain his position as Governor of
Mexico by the legislature of that state.10 Internal opposition in the
cabinet, however, soon forced Zavala to resign his portfolio. Nor
was that the end of his misfortune. The state legislature, now
controlled by Centralists, notified him that one who had been forced
to resign from the President's cabinet was not qualified to hold the
Governorship of the State."
Finding himself under suspicion, Zavala decided to leave Mexico.
On May 25, 1830, he sailed for New Orleans, and from there he
set out on a tour of the United States, an account of which he
gives in his book Un Viage a los Estados Unidos.
From New York Zavala went to Europe in connection with the
business of the Galveston Bay and Texas Land Company, a coloniza-
tion enterprise which he had entered into with David G. Burnet,
Joseph Vehlein, and certain New York financiers for the purpose
of colonizing some Texas empresario grants. The Mexican Gov-
ernment did not approve of the company's activities, however, and
during the forced idleness that ensued Zavala settled in Paris,
where he wrote his most important literary and historical work-
his Ensayo de las Revoluciones de Mexico which has been accepted
by students of early Mexican history as one of the most reliable
In 1832 Zavala returned to Toluca, which had replaced Tlalpam
as the capital of the State of Mexico; and in February, 1833, he
was again elected Governor of the State.'8
He did not serve in that capacity the full length of his term,
however, for in October of that year he was appointed Minister to
France by President Santa Anna.14
$Zavala, Juicio Imparcial, 5-15; Tornel, Resei~l Hist6rica, 325-393.
Suarez y Navarro, Historia de M &ioo, 141.
"1Actas del Segundo Congreso Constituional de Mxico (State, 1829), I,
"Zavala, Ensayo, II, 198-200.
"Tornel to Mier y Teran, February 5, 1831; Bocanegra, Memorias, I,
"El Teldgrafo (Mexico), March 21, 1833.
"General J. T. Mason to Mrs. Mason, October 26, 1823: Kate M. Row-
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