TEXAS STATE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION
VOL. XI. JULY, 1905. No. 1.
The publication committee and the editors disclaim responsibility for views
expressed by contributors to THE QUARTERLY.
THE DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS OF ENGLAND AND THE
REPUBLIC OF TEXAS.'
J. L. WORLEY.
I. CONDITIONS IMMEDIATELY SUBSEQUENT TO THE TEXAS REVO-
(1) The Debate of 1836 in Parliament.
England and the Republic of Texas became interested in each
other at an early date. On August 5, 1836, only five months after
Texas declared her independence, she was the subject of a debate
in the British House of Commons in which questions concerning
the new republic were considered at some length. Some of the,
debaters spoke of the aggressive policy of the United States and
expressed apprehension of the results to England of the ascendency
which that nation would gain in the Southwest and on the Gulf
1Most of the materials on which this essay is based are to be found in
the manuscript collection entitled "Diplomatic, Consular and Domestic
Correspondence of the Republic of Texas," now in the State Library at
Austin. Except in cases where the notes indicate otherwise, the letters
and papers referred to belong to this collection. Some whose originals do
not exist in the collection have been published in Niles' Register. For
the sake of convenience and economy in printing, the references, instead
of being completely distributed to support detailed statements, are, for
the most part, grouped in notes at the ends of the paragraphs.
Texas State Historical Association. The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 9, July 1905 - April, 1906. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101036/. Accessed July 7, 2015.