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James E. Taylor
The Santo Domingo Commission.
New York: Frank Leslie, 1871.

During President Ulysses S. Grant's term-of-office, the U.S. considered annexing the Dominican Republic. An 1869 treaty proposed that the U.S. purchase the Dominican Republic for $100,000 and $50,000 in weapons. An investigating commission, which included Frederick Douglass, visited Santo Domingo in 1871 and submitted a favorable report to Congress. Neither the Dominicans nor the U.S. Congress approved the proposed annexation.

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