The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 16, July 1912 - April, 1913 Page: 185
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British Correspondence Concerning Texas
ment of the necessity of forthwith adjusting the claim for the
"Eliza Russell" by these reasonable means, and indeed I take the
liberty to submit to Your Lordship that I perceive no risk in the
immediate advance of a sum of 700 to Mr. Joseph Russell1 if
Your Lordship shall see fit to recommend such a step to the con-
sideration of the Treasury. The sum of 700 is specified, because
that amount would fall so far within the extent appropriated by
Congress as to leave sufficient room for deficiency from course of
exchange, or by any other mode of remittance that might become
necessary arising from the manner that payment may be made.
It has occurred to me, that Your Lordship, taking into consid-
eration the length of time that Mr. Russell has waited for the
adjustment of his claim, may desire to afford him some relief, and
believing that, that may be safely extended him under the circum-
stances now stated, I have ventured to offer this suggestion
To the Right Honorable
The Earl of Aberdeen. K. T.
ELLIOT TO ABERDEEN2
No. 2. Galveston, January 15th. 1843.
The detention of the steam boat which conveys these despatches
to New Orleans, enables me to forward a note of intelligence this
morning received from Houston. It is much to be wished, that
these confusedly reported accounts may be exaggerated, but there
is certainly reason to apprehend that some sinister event has
I learn that Congress was to, separate in the course of the en-
suing week, and that no material alteration of the Tariff had been
In other particulars affairs remain in the position reported in
my last despatches.
To the Earl of Aberdeen, K. T.
'Owner of the Eliza Russell.
'F. O., Texas, Vol. 6.
8This refers to the disastrous Mier expedition of December, 1842. A
cutting is enclosed from The Houston Morning Star, January 14, 1843.
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