The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 17, July 1913 - April, 1914 Page: 87
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British Correspondence Concerning Texas
Mexico, to act as Military Commissioner on the part of that Gov-
ernment to adjust an Armistice between the two parties, I hasten
to inform you in accordance with instructions from His Excel-
lency the President, that according to the suggestions' made by
you, the proper measures will be adopted on the part of this Gov-
ernment, to Ensure the Appointment of two Military Commission-
ers to meet those who may be appointed by Yourself at the Vil-
lage of Laredo on the 25th day of September next, or near that
time, to Engage in arranging the terms of an Armistice between
the parties belligerent.
Orders have been issued in accordance with the proclamation of
His Excellency the President of Texas, dated 15th June 1843 (a
Copy of which is herewith enclosed) to the Officers Commanding
the Forces of the Republic to cease hostilities against Mexico, and
Commanding them to observe the requirements of the same.
Owing to the extent of uninhabited territory to the North, and
the numerous obstacles which might, by possibility, intercept and
cut off communications to the Troops to which you allude as com-
posing the Santa FP Expedition, they may not have received the
proclamation and orders of the President in relation to the sus-
pension of hostilities, to provide against and obviate the interposi-
tion of any obstacle from this Cause, to the successful issue of
pending Negotiations between the two, Governments. I enclose
herewith a copy of the Order to Col. Charles A. Warfield revok-
ing authority previously granted, and also an authenticated Copy
of the Proclamation declaring an Armistice, with an order to Col.
Jacob Snively endorsed thereon, that should those Officers with
the forces under their Command, or either of them have appeared,
or should in future appear on any portion of the frontier of Mex-
ico, previous to the reception of similar orders through another
Channel, you may have it in your power, and which it is hoped
you will deem proper to Communicate to them, or either of them
(as circumstances may require) these Orders, that they may in
obedience thereto, immediately cease hostilities against the Mex-
ican Republic with draw their Forces, and return to the interior
Settlements of Texas.
I feel Confident that you will at once perceive the necessity of
appointing the time for the meeting of the Commissioners on the
part of the two Governments in September next, that the return
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