The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 9, July 1905 - April, 1906 Page: 139
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England and Mexico, 1824-1825.
of an Alliance with one of the great Maritime Powers of Europe,
and if they should be disappointed in their hopes, they will ulti-
mately be forced to throw themselves into the arms of the United
State, already opened wide to receive them."'
In particular, the danger arising from the American coloniza-
tion of Texas, then in progress, was realized by the English agents.
Hervey in the dispatch already mentioned, called attention to the
introduction of American capital, and to the building of American
roads, as well as to the immigration of American citizens. And
Ward, the charge who succeeded him, repeated his cries of warning.
On the 1st of June, 1825, the latter assisted2 "at the reception of
Mr. Poinsett, who has presented his credentials as Envoy Extra-
ordinary, and Minister Plenipotentiary, from the United States,"
and was particularly impressed by "the length of Mr. Poinsett's
speech, which occupied near a quarter of an hour. After paying
the Highest compliments to General Victoria, to whose courage
and constancy, Mr. Poinsett attributed the present prosperous state
of Mexico, he congratulated the Mexicans in general, upon the
choice which they had made of a republican form of Government,
which, he said, was most particularly agreeable to the President
and citizens of the United States. He spoke in the most flattering
terms of the manner in which the struggle for Independence had
been conducted, and added that it was to the great qualities which
had been displayed in the course of this struggle, that they must
attribute the justice which was now done them by the first nation
of the Old World, and the nation, which had first sown the seeds
of liberty in the New.
"Mr. Poinsett concluded by giving an analysis of the object of
his mission, which, he said was to conclude a Treaty of Commerce,
and Boundaries,-an intimation, which appeared, by no means so
palatable as the preceding part of his speech, if one might judge
by the looks of the Spectators, who are well aware of the difficulties
with which the question of boundaries is likely to be attended.
"General Victoria's reply was very concise, but as I expect to be
Hervey to Canning, January 18, 1824, F. O. MSS., Mexico, VI.
'Ward to Canning, June 1, 1825, F. O. MSS., Mexico, XIII.
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