The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 19, July 1915 - April, 1916 Page: 99
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British Correspondence Concerning Texas
expensive, and Nurses for the sick are difficult to be procured.
For about twelve day's Medical attendance, Medicine, etc., during
my illness, in the early part of the year, I had to pay above Sixty
five pounds Sterling.-It might be well if Consuls, under such
circumstances, were authorized to Contract for attendance on
With the exception of a female servant, all in my house have
hitherto escaped the existing fever. Anxious, as I am, to leave
no arrear in my official books, to lay a good foundation for the
future conduct of the business of this Consulate, and to note the
progress of events, at this seemingly critical period, I have, for
the present, relinquished the idea of fixing any specific time for
recruiting my strength at a distance from my post. I propose,
therefore, to continue this correspondence, until otherwise directed,
during the absence of Her Majesty's Charg6 d'Affaires.
The Steamers that ply annually between Galveston and New
Orleans, have withdrawn from the station, for the Season of
Southern-Sultriness and inactivity. I cannot in consequence, cal-
culate on possessing the means of transmitting intelligence from
this place with equal regularity as heretofore.
The Earl of Aberdeen, K. T.
P. S. General Howard, the recently arrived Minister from the
United States, has sent me a card, in return to mine by the
Hanseatic Consul at this Port,-with expressions of regret, at his
inability to return my call, in consequence of being obliged to
leave Galveston by Steam-boat today for Houston, on his way to
the seat of Government.
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