The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 22, July 1918 - April, 1919 Page: 317
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Aex"(i'Can Projets of the (C tonfederates 3
that gen tlemen representing many thousand fami ies in Europe
and hund reds- from the Southern States were "anxiously seeking
information in regard to the country . . . with the view of
making it their home." Generals Price, Shellby, and ul arris were
intending to settle at C(rdova; Generals Hirdenan and 'Terry,
with .others from Texas, were negotiating for the purchase of
haciendas in Jalisco. Rleverend Mitchell of Missouri had alreadyy
commnenced a fine settlement on the Iio Verde, in Saii Luis
Such wa.s the auspicious beginning, but the whole grand scheme
was destined to collapse. The Federal conunnanders in California
and Texas rigidly guarded immigration: Terry and his Texanls
failed to put the Jaliscan deal through and the little settle-
ment founded at Carlotta, near C6rdova, became involved in diffi-
culties which led to its destruction by the Liberalist forces.7 The
New York 7Tribune of June 22, 1866, reported that Price, Harris,
and Perkins were preparing to return to the United States.7"
How long Magruder and Maury .basked in the imperial light it is
impossible to say. Certainly not more than a few months.7 No-
vember 4, 1870, United States Minister to Mexico, Thomas H.
Nelson, wrote to the Secretary of State that the "large number
of citizens of the Southern States of the Union who. came to Mex-
ico immediately after the rebellion" had "almost all returned to
the United States," and there was not, at the time of writing, "a
single notability remaining out of the many Confederate refu-
"A. E. Waggner, Life of David Terry (San Francisco, 18'92), 230 el
seq.; Official Records, I, XLVIII, i, 297-303; Documentos . . . para
la historia de ifijico, XXVII, 96-97.
"House Et. Doc., 1, Part III, 39th Cong., 1st sess., 214-215.
"Maximilian was executed June 19, 1866.
78U. S. Does., Foreign Relations, 1870, 295.
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