The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 19, July 1915 - April, 1916 Page: 285
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British Correspondence Concerning Texas
nexation in the Senate of the United States' Congress, General
Henderson, the Special Minister of this Republic at Washington,
recommended President Tyler to take Military possession of Texas.
This has been conveyed to me from a usually well-informed source.
General Henderson is at present in Eastern Texas, where he
On the 20th Instant, Commodore Moore attended a public
dinner in Galveston, in full uniform, from which and the current
reports, the fact of his acquittal by the Court Martial may be
assumed. The sentence will not be made public until the Meet-
ing of Congress.
The death of General Howard has left this Country without a
representative of any Foreign Power. A Mr Barton of Louisiana,
is mentioned as the probable successor of the late Charg6 d'
Affaires of the United States. The "New Orleans Republican"-
(an Administration Journal) recommends the selection of Mr
Barton for a Mission "the importance of which cannot be under-
rated by any Citizen of the United States,"-because, "it is pe-
culiarly fit that the Minister who will be called upon to. vindicate
the rights of this Section of the Union, by watching and frustrat-
ing English Abolitionism, should be one identified with Southern
Although some returns are still wanting from the outlying
Counties on Red River, it is admitted on all sides, that Mr Anson
Jones has been elected to the Presidency, and by a considerable
Majority.-Should the Country again retain its independence,
persons supposed to have an early knowledge of these Matters
say that General Houston will reappear as a candidate for the
Presidential Office, after Mr Jones has served his time. Mr
Jones owes his election to, Houston's influence, and to the impres-
sion, which he has himself countenanced, that he will follow in
his (Houston's) footsteps.
The sultry season, which, this year, commenced in May, and
of which even the Southern born have complained, as being un-
usually oppressive, is at an end, and the relaxed European frame
derives renewed vigour from the bracing Northern breezes. The
earth has been prodigal of its returns to the farmer,-w'ant is a
stranger to the resident population, and nothing is required but
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