The Southwestern Historical Quarterly
CORRESPONDENCE FROM THE BRITISH ARCHIVES
CONCERNING TEXAS, 1837-1846
EDITED BY EPIHRAIM DOUGLASS ADAMS
ABERDEEN TO ELLIOT1
Draft. F. O. Sepr. 18th 1843.
Your Despatches to No. 22 inclusive have been received and
laid before the Queen.
With reference to your Despatch No 11 in which you convey
the desire expressed by the Texian Govt that a British Consul
Agent should be appointed at Corpus Christi Bay, I have to. in-
form you that H. M. Govt. do not consider that such an appoint-
ment is necessary as yet.
KENNEDY TO ABERDEEN2
Strictly Private. British Consulate.
Galveston. Septr 23d. 1843.
I had the honor to transmit to Your Lordship on the 29th of
last Month, by Her Majesty's Sloop of War "Scylla," proceeding
from Galveston to Vera Cruz, the copy of a Map of the Island of
Mugeres, with the Survey of the Coast and Harbour, made by
order of the Texan Commodore for the use of his Government.
Referring to my despatch marked "Private" and dated August
6th, I beg to state that I have seen the Signature of M. de Saligny,
Minister from France to Texas, attached to a document to be
used by the party holding it in the event of M. de Saligny's
death. This document is in acknowledgment of certain claims of
the holder to be recognized by France in case she shall obtain
possession of the island in question.
1F. O., Texas, Vol. 6. The letter is unsigned.
=F. 0., Texas, Vol. 7.
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