The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 18, July 1914 - April, 1915

The Southwestern Historical Quarterly

KENNEDY TO ABERDEEN"'
No. 1. British Consulate
Galveston, January 5th. 1844.
My Lord,
I have the honor to forward Copy of a Despatch addressed by me
to Captain Elliot at New Orleans. To avoid the risk of delay
where delay might, perhaps, be disadvantageous, I have also trans-
mitted Copy of the same despatch to Her Majesty's Minister at
Washington, United States.
I beg to enclose extracts from a Newspaper called the "Citizen-,"12
which was established last Summer for the express purpose of
supporting the Measures of General Houston.
William Kennedy.
The Earl of Aberdeen, K. T.
KENNEDY TO ELLIOT13
[Enclosure] British Consulate
Copy. Galveston January 2d 1844
Sir.
I beg to inform you that, by accounts received from the Seat of
Government, it appears that on the 19th Ultimo, a "Joint Resolu-
tion for the Annexation of Texas to the United States," was read
a second time and referred to Committee.
The impression of parties recently arrived from the Seat of
Government is that this resolution will pass.
William Kennedy.
Captain Elliot, R. N. New Orleans, U. S.
[Endorsed] Enclosure No 1. In Mr Consul Kennedy's. despatch,
dated January. 5th 1844.
KENNEDY TO BIDWELL"
No 2. British Consulate
Galveston January 8th. 1844.
Sir,
The growing Commercial intercourse between England and this
Country, and the prospect of its progressive enlargement, render
"F. 0., Texas, Vol. 10.
'December 30, 1843.
"F. 0., Texas, Vol. 10.

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