V. WALKER'S SURRENDER TO PAULDING IN 1857
While the foregoing events were taking place, another movement upon Nicaragua was being planned in the United States. Various attempts had been made, from time to time, to found colonies in the lands granted by His Mosquitian Majesty, but they had uniformly failed. Finally, in 1852, the titles were purchased conditionally by one Henry L. Kinney, who, relying on these titles, turned up at Greytown toward the end of 1854. After Walker's entrance into Nicaragua, in 1855, Kinney agreed to recognize him as commander-in-chief of the Nicaraguan Army, if Walker in turn would recognize him as governor of the Mosquito Territory. Walker, however, replied: "Tell Mr. Kenny, or Colonel Kenny, or Governor Kenny, or whatever he likes to call himself, that if he interferes in the affairs of Nicaragua, and I get hold of him, I will most assuredly hang him."1
1Wraxall, Remarkable Adventurers (1863), ii, 271.