The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 17, July 1913 - April, 1914 Page: 88
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The Southwestern Historical Quarterly
of the Troops of this Government, from the North, may be pro-
cured, an'd the Armies of the two Countries with drawn and or-
dered so as effectually to prevent Collision during the Convention,
.and ensure the preservation of the consequent suspension of hos-
A reply at your earliest convenience is solicited, and the time
suggested for the meeting of the Commissioners it is hoped will
meet your approbation.
I avail myself of this occasion to tender you assurances of the
very distinguished Consideration with which I have the honor
Your most obedient Servant
The Secretary of War and Marine of
the Republic of Texas.
G. W. Hill.
Signed, Anson Jones.
ELLIOT TO DOYLE41
[Enclosure.]. Galveston July 30th 1843.
Extracts from a private letter
to Percy W. Doyle.
My dear Sir,
I have to thank you for your letter of the 8th Instant; and I
hope the President will accede to General Santa Afia's arrange-
ment with respect to the Armistice
I look for the answers from Washington by the 1st or 2d
Proximo. I am sorry to find from your letter that General Santa
Afia still adheres to this point of the acknowledgment of the Sov-
ereignty of Mexico by Texas, not for the sake of Texas, be it
understood, for as a matter of private opinion I have long since
thought that if the Texians were to consult only their interests,
they could not do better than to treat upon General Santa Afia's
basis. All the advantages are to them, and all the risks and dis-
advantages (and they are great) are to Mexico. What the peo-
ple of Texas will do, I cannot undertake to say, but it is likely
that they will be mainly guided by the feeling in the United
"F. 0., Texas, Vol 6.
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