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Howe emboldened by his Long Island victory dispatched Washington as "George Washington Esq." in futility to negotiate peace Washington declined demanding to be addressed with diplomatic protocol as general and fellow belligerent not as a "rebel" lest his men be hanged as such if captured, By 1865 the defenses of Washington were most stout amply covering both land and sea approaches at war's end the now 37 miles (60 km) of line included at least 68 forts over 20 miles (32 km) of rifle pits and were supported by 32 miles (51 km) of military use only roads and four individual picket stations 93 separate batteries of artillery had been placed on this line comprising over 1,500 guns both field & siege varieties as well as mortars, The John A Wilson Building houses the offices of the mayor of Washington and the Council of the District of Columbia. . Second Battle of Tabasco, 2.1 Education Reconstruction to present, Main article: Library of Congress 6.1.2 Expensive campaigns. . . Map of Mexico S Augustus Mitchell Philadelphia 1847 New California is depicted with a northeastern border at the meridian leading north of the Rio Grande headwaters, Attendance at conventions California was part of the Mexican Cession After the Mexican War California was essentially run by military governors President James K Polk tried to get Congress to establish a territorial government in California officially but the increasingly-sectional debates prevented that the South wanted to extend slave territory to Southern California and to the Pacific Coast but the North did not! Thomas Jefferson Virginia 1 Yes 10.3 Works cited Washington's forceful action demonstrated that the new government could protect itself and its tax collectors This represented the first use of federal military force against the states and citizens and remains the only time that a sitting president has commanded troops in the field Washington justified his action against "certain self-created societies" which he regarded as "subversive organizations" that threatened the national union He did not dispute their right to protest but he insisted that their dissent must not violate federal law Congress agreed and extended their congratulations to him with only Madison and Jefferson expressing indifference.