The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 17, July 1913 - April, 1914 Page: 82
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may be entertained by a few individuals in regard to the course
you have pursued, and which can be so readily removed, I have
the honor to be with Sentiments of the highest respect and con-
A. J. Yates.
Galveston July 15. 1843.
Copy. Charles Elliot
[Endorsed.]. Inclosure No. 3 in Capn. Elliot's Despatch No. 19
to the Earl of Aberdeen. July 15th. 1843.
ELLIOT TO ABERDEEN28
No. 20. Galveston July 16th. 1843.
I have had the honor to receive Your Lordship's despatches
Nos. 6 and 7.
This Government has not yet appointed Commissioners to pro-
ceed to Mexico; pausing, till it shall be ascertained whether Gen-
eral Santa Afia has adopted General Houston's arrangement with
respect to the duration of the Armistice. It is much to be hoped
that the Mexican Government will not insist upon the immediate
and unqualified acknowledgment of the Sovereignty of Mexico, as
an indispensable preliminary condition to the opening of negotia-
tions, but content itself with an expression of general readiness
upon the part of this Government maturely to consider any scheme
of adjustment which may be proposed, upon the part of Mexico.
With a continued state of pacification, and the lapse of time,
feelings of irritation will naturally subside; and both parties ad-
dressing themselves to the task in a spirit of temperate enquiry
I should hope that there are no insuperable obstacles to the set-
tlement of this dispute upon a durable and creditable footing, and
certainly upon terms of advantage to Mexico which there is no
ground to believe could be secured by a protraction of the Contest.
I avail myself of this occasion to announce the return of the
Texian Ships of War "Austin" and "Wharton" to this port, from
the Coast of Yucatan, reporting intelligence that the difficulties
28F. O., Texas, Vol. 6.
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