The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 17, July 1913 - April, 1914 Page: 75
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British Correspondence Concerning Texas
beneficial upon the dispositions of the Mexicans as well as the
Texians, and even upon the Indians, who have recently depre-
dated upon the poor families at that point. The Irish families
who have claimed to be British Subjects will derive confidence,
and resume their former habitations, and pursue the arts of peace
with delight and Advantage. I doubt not, but what the United
States will support a Consul at Corpus Christi." Mr. Jones thinks
that a flourishing trade will soon grow up in that quarter with the
neighbouring Mexican Settlements, and looks to the increase and
security of Commercial intercourse, as the surest means of estab-
lishing the steady pacification of the frontier.
I shall inform the President and Mr. Jones that my Instruc-
tions prevent me from making the desired appointment without
Your Lordship's sanction, but that I am persuaded the President's
wishes will always have great weight with Her Majesty's Govern-
Aransas Inlet, and Corpus Christi Bay, are situated at the
Mouth of the river "Nueces," and formed the Western limit of
Texas, proper, according to the Spanish and Mexican divisions
of the Country. It's contiguity to the San Patricio Settlements,
alluded to by the President, will probably recommend this sug-
gestion to your Lordship's consideration
To The Earl of Aberdeen, K. T.
ELLIOT TO ABERDEENa
No. 19. Galveston July 15th 1843.
The Inclosures form a Correspondence, which I have recently
had with a Gentleman of the name of Yates, a Citizen of this
Republic, resident in this place. It arose from a letter He had
addressed to a Mr. S. Converse in London dated on the 19th
March last (of which I heard for the first time two day's since)
recently published at Boston, and republished at New Orlenas.24
"'F. O., Texas, Vol. 6.
24Yates' letter to Converse, widely printed in American newspapers, cre-
ated the impression that he was writing 'with Elliot's authority, and that
Great Britain was actively interested in procuring abolition in Texas.
Smith, Amexation of Texas, 113.
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