The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 4, July 1900 - April, 1901 Page: 151
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New Orleans Newspaper Files.
your remarks correct. I am fully assured of the honor and- good
faith of the present government, and the public may rely upon my
determination to nmajntain, as far as possible, the credit and faith
of the government, and warrant the oonfidence that the public have
placed in my pledge of the government credit.
April 18, 1836. "General Agent for Texas."
From the Commercial Bulletin, June 14, 1836:
"The Texas armed schooner, Independence, commanded by
Charles E. Hawkins, seven days from Velasco, Texas, anchored yes-
terday below the Point and fired a salute of thirteen guns. P. W.
Grayson 'and James Collfingsworth, Esqs., cosne in her as passengers.
These gentlemen are clothed with full powers to negotiate with our
government for a recognition' of the independence of Texas, and will
leave tomorrow for Washington city with that view. If Congress
has not ere this recognized thle independent ce of Texas, we entertain
but little doubtb as 'to its consnumlm ation upon the arrival 'at Washing-
ton of the commissioners.
"Would that upon the joyful counmemnoration of our Fourth of
July we could at the same time rejoice in the effectual recognition
of the independence >of our sister republic of Texas."
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