The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 15, July 1911 - April, 1912 Page: 355
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British Correspondence Concerning Texas
allowances should be made for the chances of trammel or difficulty
in some of these particulars
Other motives and impulses of which Your Lordship must be
fully informed are also acting upon the Mexican Government, and
Your Lordship will of course be able to judge of the purposes of
that Government much better than I can have any means of doing.
But speaking as a Seaman, and with a long experience in these
seas, I may add that at this season of the year, and during the
winter months, there would be great risk of disaster from bad
weather and dangerous navigation, particularly on the Campech6
Bank, to a Squadron of Mexican transports and vessels of War.
Before I conclude this despatch I think it right to acquaint
Your Lordship that the heavy rains and tempestuous weather of
the last month and September have seriously damaged the crops
of this year, and upon the whole this Country is struggling through
a state of great difficulty of all kinds.
The Right Honorable.
The Earl of Aberdeen, K. T.
The last despatch I have had the honor to receive from Your
Lordship in this Series is No. 11 of July 16th and I am afraid
that some communications from the department must have been
lost in the Steam boat "Merchant" cast away in the early part of
last month on the passage from New Orleans to this place.
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