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failed to materialize.2 Carvajal changed his field of activity and
was soon in Mexico fighting against Antonio L6pez de Santa
Anna with the insurgent force, so that he ceased to be a disturb-
ing factor between the United States and Mexico.8
92Almonte to Marcy, June 22, 1855, in ibid., 778; Marcy to Almonte, June 23,
1855, in ibid., 190; Almonte to Marcy, August 15, 1855, in ibid., 782; Smith to
Cooper, July 14, 1855, in ibid., 191; Jos6 Ma. Carbajal, Su reclamaci6n, No. 319,
afio de 1855, Expediente 1/242 (72:73), Legajo 28-14-176, pp. 17-20 (MS., Archives,
Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores, Mexico, D. F.).
"9When James Hughes Callahan and William R. Henry invaded Piedras Negras
in October, 1855, Carvajal was living there with his family. According to his
claim for damages against the United States government, he stated that his house
was burned and that he was forced to flee to the woods with his family, where he
"wandered three days exposed to death under the tomahawk of the barbarous
Indians." He swore in the petition that he was and always had been a Mexican
citizen. His claim of $21,792 was disallowed.
"In 1861 when the difficulties arose in connection with the gubernatorial suc-
cession of Tamaulipas, he [Carvajal] was commander in chief of the state troops,
and supported the governor de jure, Don Jesus de la Serna, against the opposing
faction, which was headed by Don Cipriano Guerrero. This contest ended in
General Carvajal's defeat at Matamoras. The war is known by the name of Rojos
y Crinolinos. In 1862 he joined the Mexican liberal army, and served in many of
the battles against the French in the war of 'intervention,' which placed Maxi-
milian on the throne of Mexico, until the final act was concluded around the
walls of Queretaro. In 1865 being governor of the state of Tamaulipas and San
Luis Potosi, he was commissioned by the general government of Mexico as its
financial agent, to proceed to the United States for the purpose of negotiating a
loan. ... Some time after this he removed to Hidalgo county, Texas; and in 1872
removed to Soto la Marina, Tamaulipas, where he died in the year 1874."-Rose,
History of Victoria, 111-112. See also Report of Permanent Committee of Browns-
ville, 3, and Victoria Advocate, September 28, 1934.
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