The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 17, July 1913 - April, 1914 Page: 81
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British Correspondence Concerning Texas
no doubt that you will take some suitable means of preventing
further misconception, so far as I am concerned.
Copy. Charles Elliot. Charles Elliot.
A. J. Yates, Esqre.
[Endorsed.] Inclosure No. 2 in Captain Elliot's Despatch No.
19, to the Earl of Aberdeen, July 15th 1843.
YATES TO ELLIOT27
To Captain Charles Elliot.
Your favor of the 13th Instant in reply to my letter of the
letter [Sic] of 12th is before me.
That portion of my letter to Mr. Converse, under date 19th
March last, which refers to conversations held with you on the
subject therein alluded to was intended and can certainly be con-
sidered as nothing more than an expression of inferences drawn
by me from your remarks, and in the excitement which then ex-
isted in this Community, I am free to acknowledge that those in-
ferences were not warranted so much by your expressions, as by
my own knowledge of the dispositions and feelings of your Coun-
trymen on the Subject.
So far from understanding you, to say that the British Gov-
ernment were disposed to interfere with the question of Slavery
in this Country, I distinctly recollect your reiterated declaration
that you had been positively instructed to avoid any interference
with our Civil and domestic institutions.
I shall avail myself of the earliest opportunity to remove the
misconstruction put upon my letter to Mr. Converse in relation
to yourself, and the misconception of the part you have taken in
the matter which seems to be entertained by some and founded on
expressions contained in that letter.
Sincerely hoping that no inconvenience may result to yourself
from the temporary prevalence of erroneous impressions, which
27F. 0., Texas, Vol. 6.
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