The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 16, July 1912 - April, 1913 Page: 85
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British Correspondence Concerning Texas
The whole force cane out under American Colours, as Mer-
chant Vessels, bringing freight and Passengers; But with their
Armament in their respective holds, completely fitted, and ready
to go into their places; Powder, shot, stores, and provisions, for
With the exception of the Steamer "Zavala" the whole Squad-
ron was supplied by the firm of "Wm. Dawson & Co. of Balti-
more"; British Subjects by birth, but I am unable to say whether
they have not assumed the privileges of Citizens of the United
The Steam Vessel Zavala was supplied by Samuel Hamilton of
Houston Novr. 24th. 1842.
ABERDEEN TO ELLIOT1
Draft. F. O. Decr. 3. 1842.
I have to acquaint You in reply to Your Despatch No. 5 of the
1st of September, addressed to Mr. Addington, that under the
circumstances therein stated, H. M's Govt. approve of Your resid-
ing usually at Galveston, instead of Austin; And in the present
unsettled state of the Country, I leave it to your discretion to
reside, according to circumstances, wherever You may consider
Your presence most conducive to the Interests intrusted to Your
ELLIOT TO ABERDEEN2
Private. Galveston. December 11th, 1842.
My Dear Sir.
Since I had the pleasure of writing to you on the 15th Ultimo,
I have been to Washington, but my stay there was shortened by
the necessity of returning for advice and care on account of a bad
1F. O., Texas, Vol. 4. The letter is unsigned.
IF. 0., Texas, Vol. 4.
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