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CHAPTER III. FRENCH OCCUPATION. 1862-1863. Napoleon's
Instructions?Arrival Of Foeey's Army?Zabagoza's Death ?Fokey's
First Movements?His Neglect Op The Conservative ? Their
Subserviency?Maech On Puebla?Indecent Devices?Gen- Eral Condition
Op Mexico?Bombardment Of Acapulco?Siege Of Puebla?Fokey Offers
Honorable Tkhms?They Are Not Ac- Cepted?Unconditional
Surrender?Treatment Of Mexican Pris- Oners? Affairs At Tiie Capital
? Flight Of The Government ? Juarez At San Luis Poiosi?The French
Occupy Mexico?Initia- Tory Policy. Napoleox and his cabinet
approved the action of Saligny and his colleague; but in the
chamber of deputies the republicans, orleanists, arid legitimists
jointly opposed the course of the imperial government in Mexico,1
and found fault with Almonte for calling himself supreme chief and
trying to establish a government. The news of the disaster of May
5th reached them on the 16th of June. Imprecations were heard
everywhere against the Spanish government, Prim, and the Mexicans
who had induced Napoleon to send out the expedition. After that the
diplomatic functions were left in Saligny's hands. Napoleon wrote
Lorencez not to be discouraged on account of the reverse at Puebla.
He approved .the protection afforded Almonte and other Mexicans
vlio had sought it. He did not wish to force any form of government
upon Mexico, desiring only her prosperity and independence in her
relations with Europe. 'Among the prominent speakers were Jules
Favre, Thiers, and Berryer. NAPOLEON'S VIEWS. 05 He approved
Lorencez' conduct, though misunderstood by some.2 Nevertheless, on
deciding to despatch more forces, General Forey was appointed com-
mander-in-chief, with powers as plenipotentiary; and the emperor
wrote him, on the 3d of July, giving his views as to the policy...
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