The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 20, July 1916 - April, 1917 Page: 94
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The Southwestern Historical Quarterly
II. Texas engages that She will Stipulate in the treaty not
to annex herself or become subject to any Country whatever.
III. Limits and other conditions to be matter of arrange-
ment in the final treaty.
IV. Texas will be willing to remit disputed points respect-
ing territory and other matters to the arbitration of umpires.
Done at Washington on the Brazos. on the 29th of March. 1845.
Signed Ashbel Smith
Secretary of State
Seal of the Department of State.
Inclosure No 2. in Capt. Elliot's Secret despatch to the Earl
-of Aberdeen. April 2d 1845.
ABERDEEN TO ELLIOT4"
Separate. Foreign Office.
April. 3d. 1845
I have received Your Despatch, marked Separate, of the 8th
of February in which you describe your position, and express
your wishes with reference to your residence in Texas, stating
under the present political and social circumstances of that Coun-
try, a fixed residence in it, and especially at the Seat of Govern-
ment, does not appear to you to be necessary, and that it would
be attended with serious risk to your health, and great personal
inconvenience and discomfort in every respect
You accordingly desire permission to reside in the United
States during the recess of the Texian Congress, alleging that
your Colleagues, the Charges d' Affaires of France and of the
United States always adopt this plan when the Congress is not
As a general principle, I must observe that the proper resi-
dence of a Consular or Diplomatic Agent is in the Country in
which he is accredited; and that such Agent, having voluntarily
accepted his Appointment with all the risks and inconveniences,
,5F. O.. Texas, Vol. 21.
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