The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 19, July 1915 - April, 1916

British Correspondence Concerning Texas

BRITISH CORRESPONDENCE CONCERNING TEXAS
XV
EDITED BY EPIRAIM DOUGLASS ADAMS
KENNEDY TO ABERDEEN1
No. 16.
Her Majesty's Consulate.
Galveston, July 8th. 1844.
My Lord,
I have the honor to transmit herewith a Memorial addressed to
Your Lordship by British Subjects resident in Texas, having ref-
erence to the Measures in agitation for Annexing Texas to the
United States.
A considerable proportion of the Memorialists are known to me
as persons respectable by position and character. They assign as
a reason for the comparatively small number of Signatures, that
it was deemed inexpedient, placed as the British residents are
amidst a preponderating population from the United States, to
hold public Meetings, or to make any open demonstration for the
purpose of eliciting the opinions of their fellow-Countrymen
William Kennedy.
The Earl of Aberdeen, K. T.
RUTHVEN AND OTHERS TO ABERDEEN'
[Enclosure]
To the Right Honble. The Earl of Aberdeen Her Britannick
Majesty's principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.
The Memorial of the undersigned British residents of the Towns
of Galveston and Houston in the Republic of Texas Humbly
Sheweth:
That your Memorialists, the greater part of them are engaged in
Commercial pursuits, selected Texas as a field for their industry
and enterprize, under the belief that it would remain an Inde-
pendent State, in which Capacity it has been formally recognized
by Her Majesty's Govt. and the Governments of France, The
United States and Holland.
1F. O., Texas, Vol. 10.
2F. O., Texas, Vol. 10.

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