Correspondence of Vincente Rocafuerte

Scope and Content

The focus of discussion in this series of letter is Owen's plan to obtain part of Texas from the Mexican Republic on which to establish a colony. Rocofuerte provides Owen with introductions to key figures, and later a passport to secure admission to Mexico. However, he strongly advises Owen that his plans, though worthy, are doomed to fail.

Administrative / Biographical History

Vicente Rocafuerte y Bejarano (May 1, 1783 - May 16, 1847) was an influential figure in Ecuadorian politics and President of Ecuador from September 10, 1834 to January 31, 1839. He served firstly as Secretary and then chargé d'affaires for the Mexican Republic in London from 1824-1829. He died on May 16, 1847.

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