The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 15, July 1911 - April, 1912 Page: 203
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British Correspondence Concerning Texas
structions from His Majesty's Consul General in Mexico in conse-
quence of Lord Viscount Palmerston's letter to Mr. Pakenham, of
the 27th. of August last, I shall within a few days proceed to
Matamoros and the Mexican Territory to the Northward, and shall
use my utmost exertions and zeal in the objects of my journey,
communicating thro' His Majesty's Minister in Mexico the result
of my observations from time to time as opportunities offer.
I beg leave to acquaint you that this Vice Consulate during
my absence will be under the charge of Stewart L. Jolly, Esqr. a
most respectable British Merchant in this City, which nomination
has met the approval of Mr. Pakenham and the Consul General in
a Confidential communication which I made to Mr. O'Gorman to
that effect, and when Officially made, I hope will be approved by
His Majesty's Principal Secretary of State.
With great respect, I have the honour to be, Sir,
Your most obedient humble Servant
Jos. T. Crawford,
To John Bidwell, Esqr. etc. etc. etc.
Foreign Office London
[Endorsed as received April 17, and answered.]
CRAWFORD TO B]DWELL1
No. 2. British Consulate
Tampico, 24 March 1837.
I have the honour of acquainting you that I embark this day on
Board His Majesty's Sloop Pacer for Matamoros and the Northern
ports of this Republick, and that Mr. Stewart L. Jolly remains
acting V. Consul during my absence, to whom I this morning
handed over the Archives, and had previously received the appro-
bation of His Majesty's Minister and the Consul General to this
1F. 0., Mexico, vol. 110.
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