The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 19, July 1915 - April, 1916 Page: 407
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British Correspondence Concerning Texas
for the final and durable accomplishment of a satisfactory set-
I had only to repeat with respect to this proposal that I really
cannot speak of it's probable success or advantage in terms of
confidence. And the single sure mode of preventing some very
mischeivous complication for the safety of Mexico, that presents
itself to my mind, is in the immediate adoption of a wise policy
on the part of that Government.
Her Majesty's Government may feel assured that very earnest
efforts are in course of progress in this Country, not perhaps di-
rectly addressed to the Government, but certainly to the people
and their Representatives, having in view the revival of hostilities
in this quarter, so that an opening may be made for the operation
of a variety of schemes and devices of the most dangerous char-
acter to the security of Mexico.
I have in other places taken occasion to mention to Your Lord-
ship my belief that the present Government of the United States
was practically pledged to support this Government in the event
of an invasion from Mexico, and I entertain no doubt upon fur-
ther and better grounds of consideration that such a belief is well
founded. I am disposed to think too that the manner of the
pledge was not very different from what I suggested to Mr Paken-
ham it might have been.
The Government of the United States pledged themselves
verbally to the Representatives of this Government before they
signed the treaty, and those Gentlemen shewed the Copy of their
own despatches, reporting the terms of the obligation, to the Sec-
retary of State at Washington, who authorized them to convey
his assent to the accuracy of their communication.
To The Right Honourable.
The Earl of Aberdeen, K. T.
ELLIOT TO ABERDEEN3
No 18. Washington on the Brazos.
December 25th. 1844.
On reperusing my despatch No 17 of this year, forwarded three
8F. O., Texas, Vol. 9.
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