The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 17, July 1913 - April, 1914 Page: 187
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The Louisiana-Texas Frontier 187
the others, then, to seize the Floridas as well as Texas, may be
due to Monroe's jealousy of Armstrong, which would lead him to
suggest a somewhat different course. Yet, in July, when he passed
through Paris on his way to London, he unconditionally approved
the other's suggestion.38 Thus the Virginian a second time fol-
lowed the lead of a New Yorker in the tangled diplomacy of the
Louisiana Purchase, but their executive was not ready to accept
such vigorous advice. Had Jefferson done so he would have avoided
one of the most dishonorable diplomatic entanglements of our his-
tory. But the Texas question was not to be so quickly settled, nor
was American diplomatic stock to rise in Europe until it had sunk
to a much lower level.
"8panish Despatches, VIII. Monroe and Pinckney to Madison, May 22
and May 25, 1805; Spanish Despatches, VII, Monroe to Madison, June 30,
1805; Armstrong to Monroe, May 4, 1805. "Letters to Monroe" (Lenox),
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