The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 18, July 1914 - April, 1915 Page: 307
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British Correspondence Concerning Texas
KENNEDY TO ABERDEEN3
[Enclosure] British Consulate
Copy Galveston, April 18th. 1844
I beg leave to request that you will endeavour to obtain for me,
from the Seat of Government in this Republic, a copy of the laws
passed during the last Session of Congress, in order that I ma:y
report to the proper quarter all enactments of consequence to our
Commercial and maritime interests.
With a view to the public advantage, I would respectfully suggest
that, on occasion of the absence from this Country of Her Majes-
ty's Charg6 d' Affaires, during the Legislative Session, it might be
expedient to have a. proper person, duly authorized, to watch over
the proceedings, to note whatever Measures promised to prove
prejudicial, or otherwise, to British Interests, and seasonably to
advise the resident Consul, or Consuls, of the passage of any act
that might effect the trade of the Current year.
Congress usually closes its deliberations about the first week
of February, and, for lack of some arrangement by which an early
and accurate knowledge of the laws may be secured, Shipments
may be made from England to Texas under the faith of one Tariff,
and arrive just in time to be taxed inopportunely, under the pro-
visions of another.
LUSIGNAN TO ADDINGTON4
Ryde, Isle of Wight.
Sir, May 6th. 1844.
I beg to acknowledge the receipt of Your letter of the 4th It.3
I will remain in England, till I hear something positive respecting
the intentions of Prest. Tyler towards Texas.
I humbly hope His Lordship did not think that my address was
acluated by any Motive of unbecoming curiosity.-In fact, I have
8F. 0., Texas, Vol. 10.
4F. 0., Texas, Vol. 11.
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