The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 15, July 1911 - April, 1912 Page: 265
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British Correspondence Concerning Texas
lution was permitted to drop, at the suggestion of the Secty of
State, who correctly stated that all action on the Matter must com-
mence with the Executive ;-the Confirmation of whose policy must
rest with the people, in a Convention of the whole
I do not think I arrogate too much to myself in saying that the
Confidence reposed in me by the Government and people of Texas
materially contributed to allay the excitement in favour of imme-
diate annexation to the United States, which prevailed at the period
of my arrival in the Country. I obtained, at all events, a suspen-
sion of the question until the dispositions of Great Britain could
be known. The position of that question is now materially altered
by the Mexican invasion. Unacquainted, as I am, with the views
of Her Majesty's Government, and the information in their pos-
session, I am reluctant to hazard an opinion as to the probable
result of the invasion, but I greatly fear that it will eventually
prove as injurious to English interests, as it will be temporily detri-
mental to Texas, and permanently injurious to Mexico. A few
Months will determine every thing. Affairs are complicated and
the times critical.
I have the Honor to be, My Lord,
Your Lordship's Most Obedient Humble Servant
The Right Honorable.
The Earl of Aberdeen. etc. etc. etc.
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