The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 18, July 1914 - April, 1915 Page: 210
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210 The Southwestern Historical Quarterly
essary for the security of Mexico, and the strength and prosperity
The Honorable Anson Jones
[Endorsed.] Inclosure No 1 in Captain Elliot's Secret Despatch
to the Earl of Aberdeen. Galveston April 7 1844.
JONES TO ELLIOT2
[Enclosure] Department of State
Charles Elliot March. 25th. 1844.
The Undersigned Secretary of State of The Republic of Texas
has the honor to acknowledge the receipt of the Note addressed
him on the 22d Instant by Captain Elliot H. B. Majesty's Charge
d' Affaires, informing this Government that Her Majesty was en-
gaged in continued efforts to induce the Government of Mexico to
acknowledge the Independence of Texas, that renewed communica-
tions have taken place between the Governments of Her Majesty
and that of the King of the French, who had expressed His con-
currence in the purposes of The Queen, and also requesting ex-
planations on the subject of the recent Mission of Citizens of
Texas to Washington on the Potomac, and the Negotiations sup-
posed to be in progress between Texas and 'the United States in
reference to annexation.
The friendly interest which Her Majesty's Government have
on this as well as many previous occasions expressed for the Wel-
fare, prosperity, and Independence of Texas has been received by
the President with the liveliest satisfaction, and it is due to that
friendly interest that the request made by Her Majesty's Repre-
ssni ative should be answered with frankness and unreserve.
Early in the present summer and just before the propositions
for an armistice were received from General Santa Anna instrue-
tions were given to our Ministers abroad to inform the friendly
Powers whose good offices had been invoked in settling the difficul-
ties between this Country and Mexico, that unless a satisfactory
prospect of such a Settlement soon appeared, Texas would assume
a new and entirely different attitude, and abandoning the hope of
2F. 0., Texas, Vol. 9.
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