JUNE 28TH, 1865: Matthew F. Maury dined with the Emperor and Empress Charlotte at the Chapultepec Palace in Mexico City. The Emperor extended the unusual courtesy to Maury of requesting that from then on, unlike others, he "remain seated when the Emperor was in the room". Empress Charlotte, the daughter of Leopold I of Belgium and first cousin to Queen Victoria, asked for his photograph for her album.
Looking for a New Country. --Old B-R'er