Foreign Relations of the United States Documents

“The Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) series presents the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity,” according to the State Department.

FRUS begins in 1861 with the presidency of Abraham Lincoln. The State Department Office of the Historian continues to add to the series as documents become declassified.

The series is generally arranged by year with each documents related to all relevant countries for that year in that series. However, some documents related to specific events, such as World War I, have their own entry in the series.

Rather than being arranged entirely by year as they are in the FRUS series, documents are arranged on El Hemisferio by country and topic. The presentation of the documents is designed to help readers better access these important primary source documents.

By default, the hyperlinks below are titled generically with the series year followed by “Diplomatic Correspondence”. If the documents have subjections within them, then those subsections are listed and linked individually under a heading with the series year.

The FRUS series documents for a single country in a single year occasionally run hundreds of pages. The format adopted on El Hemisferio is designed to make consumption of these documents more manageable for the reader.

The documents on El Hemisferio come either from the University of Wisconsin-Madison or the State Department’s website. As government documents, all sources on El Hemisferio are in the public domain. The documents are reproduced here for the purposes of education and are formatted to better achieve that purpose.

Mexico

1861 Diplomatic Correspondence

1862 Diplomatic Correspondence

1863 Diplomatic Correspondence

1865-66

The Occupation by French Troops of the Republic of Mexico and the Establishment of a Monarchy There

Correspondence with the French Legation

Relative Plans to Induce the Immigration of Dissatisfied Citizens of the United States into Mexico, and Especially in Regard to the Plans of Dr. William M. Gwin and M. F. Maury

Negotiation for the Transit of United States Troops, in 1861, through Mexican Territory

Demonstration of Honor by the United States of Colombia to President Juarez, of Mexico

The Imperial Mexican Express Company in New York

Present Condition of Affairs in the Republic of Mexico

United States Correspondence in Relation to Mexican Affairs

Evacuation of Mexico by the French

Austrian Troops for Mexico

European Troops in Mexico

Sentiments of Condolence and Sympathy

1866-67

Diplomatic Correspondence

Correspondence with the Mexican Legation

1867-68

Diplomatic Correspondence

Central America

Costa Rica

1862 Diplomatic Correspondence

1865-55 Sentiments of Condolence and Sympathy

1866-67 Diplomatic Correspondence

1867-68 Diplomatic Correspondence

Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Honduras

1862 Diplomatic Correspondence

El Salvador

1865-66 Sentiments of Condolence and Sympathy

1867-68 Diplomatic Correspondence

Guatemala

1861 Diplomatic Correspondence

1862 Diplomatic Correspondence

1866-67 Diplomatic Correspondence

1867-68 Diplomatic Correspondence

Guatemala and Salvador

1862 Diplomatic Correspondence

Honduras

1862 Diplomatic Correspondence

1866-67 Diplomatic Correspondence

Nicaragua

1861 Diplomatic Correspondence

1862 Diplomatic Correspondence

1865-66 Sentiments of Condolence and Sympathy

1866-67 Diplomatic Correspondence

1867-68 Diplomatic Correspondence

South America

Argentina

1866-67 Diplomatic Correspondence

Bolivia

1865-66 Diplomatic Correspondence

1866-67 Diplomatic Correspondence

1867-68 Diplomatic Correspondence

Brazil

1861 Diplomatic Correspondence

1863 Diplomatic Correspondence

1865-66 Diplomatic Correspondence

1866-67 Diplomatic Correspondence

1867-68

Diplomatic Correspondence

Correspondence with the Brazilian Legation

Colombia

1865-66 Sentiments of Condolence and Sympathy

Chile

1861 Diplomatic Correspondence

1863 Diplomatic Correspondence

1864 Diplomatic Correspondence

1865-66 Sentiments of Condolence and Sympathy

1866-67 Diplomatic Correspondence

1867-68 Diplomatic Correspondence

Ecuador

1862 Diplomatic Correspondence

1865-66 Sentiments of Condolence and Sympathy

1866-67 Diplomatic Correspondence

1867-68 Diplomatic Correspondence

Paraguay

1866-67 Diplomatic Correspondence

1867-68 Diplomatic Correspondence

Peru

1861 Diplomatic Correspondence

1865-66 Sentiments of Condolence and Sympathy

1866-67

Diplomatic Correspondence

Peruvian Legation

Uruguay

1865-66 Sentiments of Condolence and Sympathy

Venezuela

1861 Diplomatic Correspondence

1865-66 Sentiments of Condolence and Sympathy

1866-67 Diplomatic Correspondence

Caribbean

Haiti

1865-66 Sentiments of Condolence and Sympathy

1866-67 Diplomatic Correspondence

1867-68 Diplomatic Correspondence

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