Hello H-SHEAR, has anyone has found instances of American ministers (not consuls) or members of Congress officially contacting in person or in written correspondence European colonial administrators in the Americas? I am aware of the rich history of filibustering in Cuba, Nicaragua, etc., but did the American government ever attempt to conduct direct relations with a European colony? I'm curious about the diplomatic status in American state policy of European colonial officials.
Professor of History
Western Illinois University