The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 19, July 1915 - April, 1916 Page: 295
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British Correspondence Concerning Texas
United States yet arrived in Texas to fill the vacancy created by
the death of General Howard. Mr Donaldson, a relative of Gen-
eral Jackson, is, according to confident rumor, to fill the Office.
The Annexation papers, in this part of the Country, are cen-
suring the appointment of Judge Terrell as Minister to England,
although the appointment has not, up to this time, been publicly
announced. They complain that he will misrepresent the popu-
lar sentiment in regard to their favourite Measure
President Houston returned to the Seat of Government on the
15th Instant, from the Waco Village, where he met the heads of
the Comanche and other Indian Tribes, for the purpose of form-
ing a treaty.-Captain Boon,17 of the United States Army, at-
tended as a Commissioner from his Government. The Texan
papers say that a satisfactory Treaty has been concluded between
Texas, and the Comanches, with "ten other of the wild Indian
Tribes." The President was to leave the Seat of Government on
the 21st Instant, to join his family on the river Trinity
The "Galveston Civilian".-the Government paper, which is
usually considered an authority for official intelligence, states that
Lieut. Stevens, of the United States Army, arrived at Washing-
ton (Texas) on the 12th Instant, bearing despatches from Wash-
ington in the United States, "represented to be of a character
favourable to Texas."
Some of the Texan prisoners released by the Mexican Govern-
ment have arrived at Galveston.
According to recent accounts from the West, all is quiet on the
Rio Grancle.-And a Mexican invasion is no, longer to be appre-
hended. The people of the departments bordering upon Texas,
are, it is said, much more desirous of Commercial intercourse
Mr Anson Jones had a Majority of about fifteen hundred votes
over General Burleson, at the late election for the Presidency
Vntil the result of the Presidential election in the United States
is known here, there is likely to be a pause in political agitation.
The Earl of Aberdeen, K. T.
-"Captain Boone, United States commissioner to the Indians in 1844.
Garrison, Diplomatic Correspondence of the Republic of Texas, II, 310,
in Am. Hist. Assoc. Report, 1908, II.
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