British Correspondence Concerning Texas
BRITISH CORRESPONDENCE CONCERNING TEXAS
EDITED BY EPHRAIM DOUGLASS ADAMS
ELLIOT TO ABERDEEN1
No 32 New York.
December 14th. 1845
I have the honour to acquaint Your Lordship that the Con-
stitution of the proposed State of Texas has been forwarded by
the Government of that Country to the United States by a special
The expectation was generally entertained that there it would
be adopted before this Christmas recess. Your Lordship will
have better means of judging of the accuracy of that impression
than I can furnish, and of all other considerations affecting the
progress or final disposal of the Measure by the Legislature of
the United States.
To The Right Honourable
The Earl of Aberdeen, K. T.
ELLIOT TO ABERDEEN2
Private. New York,
Deer. 14th 1845
I take the liberty to forward Your Lordship the copy of a
private letter which I have recently received from Colonel George
Hockley of Texas. This Gentleman, who is a person of honour
and character, was Secretary of War during considerable part of
General Houston's second Administration, and like his friend
Mr. Terrell, has always been the steady opponent of Annexation,
speaking and voting against it in every phase and stage of the
IF. O. Texas, Vol. 13.
2F. O. Texas, Vol. 14.
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 21, July 1917 - April, 1918. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101073/. Accessed May 5, 2016.