The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 19, July 1915 - April, 1916 Page: 197
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British Correspondence Concerning Texas
of information, and to him, also, I shall continue to communicate
every fact worth noting that comes to my knowledge.
Captain Galan, the Mexican bearer of despatches, mentioned in
my "private" letter to Your Lordship of July 29th has returned
home, The Collector of Customs at Galveston gives President
Houston's authority for the Statement that he (the President)
has received, by Galan, a private letter from General Santa Ana,
inviting the reopening of Negotiations for peace.--Whether or not
this Statement has been put forward to influence the approaching
elections, I am unable to say. That it should be promulgated with
that object is probable enough.-Political finesse is as well under-
stood and as unscrupulously practised in this unfledged Republic,
as in the hoary despotisms of remotest Asia.
The Earl of Aberdeen, K. T.
P. S. August 16th.
According to recent arrivals from Corpus Christi, there is no
appearance of an invading force on the Rio Grande.
KENNEDY TO ABERDEEN4
Private. Her Majesty's Consulate
Galveston, August 24th 1844.
In a communication marked "Private" and dated 29th Ultimo,
I had the honor to inform Your Lordship of the arrival of General
Howard, Charge d'Affaires from the United States to Texas, and
of his departure, on that day, for the Seat of Government, where
he arrived on the 3d Instant.
On the 13th Instant, General Howard was attacked by fever,
and on the 16th he died,-the fourth representative of the United
States that has died in Texas, out of five that have been appointed
since the recognition of it's independence by the American gov-
The deceased gentleman was in the prime of vigorous life, and
his appointment appeared to have given great satisfaction to the
Texan Government-as he had been long on terms of friendly
4F. O., Texas, Vol. 10.
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