The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 57, July 1953 - April, 1954 Page: 474
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474 Southwestern Historical Quarterly
was not fully compensated for his mission until just before his
death in the 187o's.9
The most tangible results of the mission were, of course, the
ending of the dispute over the southern boundary of Texas, the
transfer to the United States of a huge tract of land which had
belonged to the Mexican nation, and the achievement of peace.
69As Trist was an executive agent and not confirmed by the Senate, his pay came
from executive funds and depended upon the will of the President. Polk had
arbitrarily chosen to stop his pay even before Trist could possibly have arrived
back in the United States had he obeyed his recall. It was not until 1871 that a
petition for recovery of this back pay passed Congress, and he was belatedly awarded
the sum of $14,599.90. United States Statutes at Large, 42nd Cong., 1st Sess., 643.
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