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May I hope Your Lordship will suffer my Agent in the For-
eign Office, Mr Conyngham, to forward me any information.
which the Consul General in Guatemala may have furnished re-
specting the Colonization project noticed by Colonel Hockley
I shall of course be careful not to mention the source from
which this information comes, or in any way to commit Her
Majesty's Government. But I think Your Lordship will desire
to do any thing which can be done properly in furtherance of
the wishes of Gentlemen who have always steadfastly and hon-
orably adhered to their pledges, direct and implied, to sustain
the separate existence and independence of Texas.
I have mentioned to. Mr Conyngham that I have had the
honour to address Your Lordship privately on a subject to which
I would ask his kind attention, if Your Lordship should see fit
to place this letter in his hands and permit him to furnish the
information sought. I should also add that I have thought it
proper not to apply to any other source either in England or
in Guatemala, in case Your Lordship should disapprove of any
step being taken in the matter.
In concluding these few lines I would wish to state my im-
pression formed both upon personal observation, and reliable in-
formation, that the party in Texas adverse to Annexation is re-
spectable both in point of numbers and character, and there seems
no want of reason to think that the time may come, (perhaps
at no very remote period,) when it would be well that the lead-
ers of that party should have some ground for believing that
their right conduct and steadiness had not been lost upon the
friends of the Independence of Texas.
To The Earl of Aberdeen, K. T.
HOCKLEY TO ELLIOTS
Oharles Elliot 14th. Novr. 1845.
In conjunction with a few of my friends I have it in con-
templation to decline any participation in the honors and ad-
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