The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 16, July 1912 - April, 1913 Page: 98
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ence with Lord Cowley upon that subject, which would not only
explain to him the feelings of Her Majesty's Government, but of
his own too; and enable him to judge how little credit was to be
attached to New Orleans reports.
Congress is still in Session, or I should say, in confusion, for
the Members from Western Texas, angry at the removal of the cap-
ital from Austin have seceded. And there is just a quorum, and
that is all, without them. In the present disturbed condition of the
Country, it seems to me to be wished that they should all go home,
as soon as possible. We have no tidings from the force that has
advanced to, the Rio Grande but no good can come of such folly
as that, and it will be matter of surprize if one half of them get
back, that is to say, supposing they do cross the Rio Grande.
My continued concern for these tedious letters must be the co-
herent tediousness of the subject, and the belief that you will
desire to hear more about it, in it's present posture than you could
do, or should do from me, if it were better settled. Requesting
you to offer my respects to Lord Aberdeen and Lord Canning.
To H. U. Addington, Esqr. etc.
By the news from Washington this morning, I find amongst
other notices of business before Congress. A resolution (in the
H. of Representatives) "to instruct the Committee of Foreign re-
lations to enquire into the expediency of annexing the Republic of
Texas to the Ud. States.'"2 It is not proposed by one of our great
men, and nothing has been done upon it yet: If there be, I
shall of course make the Subject a matter of official communication
to Lord Aberdeen. I suppose it is only put forward as a feeler.
1Henry Wellesley, Baron Cowley (1773-1847), British ambassador at
Paris, 1841-1846. (Stephen, Dictionary of National Biography.)
20'n December 20th, R. Scurry introduced the resolution referred to by
Elliot. (Journals of the House of Representatives of the Beventh Con-
gress of the Republic of TeOas, 89.) -EDITORS OF THE QUARTERLY.
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