The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 16, July 1912 - April, 1913 Page: 82
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say to Your Lordship that I am prepared for any Service which
may be committed to me.
The indisposition of my Colleague Mr. Eve has detained me
here at his request till He should be well enough to accompany
me to Washington, where however we shall proceed in the counsc
of a day or two.
Affairs remain in the Situation reported in my last despatches.
To the Right Honorable.
The Earl of Aberdeen, K. T. etc.
HOUSTON TO ELLIOTt
Private. Washington 5th. November 1842
My Dear Sir.
1 am about to. present a suggestion to You, and I hope it will
claim your indulgent consideration. It is quite novel in it's char-
acter and would to one, not perfectly acquainted with my direct
way of business, require some apology.
You are aware of my intense anxiety for peace with Mexico.
To obtain it I do not care to pursue formal means. I know
of no Gentleman, whose agency in my estimation would go farther
in the attainment of the object than your own were it possible to
obtain your personal Services. Should it be agreeable for you
to be so employed I am well aware that the permission of Your
Government (of Her Majesty The Queen) will be necessary. This
you could do, if you may deem it proper, and the sacrifice is not
too great upon your part. I can claim nothing on behalf of My
Country or myself individually of Captain Elliot, but I desire to
hope everything for Texas.
I had the pleasure to peruse your despatch to the State Depart-
ment, and regret the bearing which attached to a portion of the
protest. It will be rectified forthwith. It was owing as I pre-
sume to a misapprehension of the revocation of the Blockade on
the part of the Acting Secretary of State, as I feel pretty well
1F. O., Texas, Vol. 4.
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