The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 20, July 1916 - April, 1917 Page: 193
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British Correspondence Concerning Texas
of Slavery. The reaction will be strong, and not slow of com-
ing; and so far as the durability of the institution of Slavery
is considered I believe that the Annexation of Texas will by no
means work steadily in the sense that its advocates suppose.
But there are other consequences to be feared from the success
of such schemes 'as this, and the time may not be distant when
it will be manifest that the true friends of the honour, happi-
ness, and integrity of this great Confederacy were those just and
able Statesmen who warned their fellow Citizens against the evils
of this bad plot.
I learn from a good source this Evening that two Corps of
infantry are to be sent immediately to Matagorda by Sea, and
that a regiment of Cavalry is to march into Texas from Fort
Jessup. It was said that the whole force under orders would
not exceed 1,500 men. rThe Squadron before Galveston had broken
up and returned to this Country.
I take the liberty of forwarding Your Lordship the Copy of
a Despatch I addressed to Mr Bankhead yesterday, and I would
also mention that if your Lordship forwarded me any instruc-
tions by the Mail of the 19th May, they have not yet reached me,
having probably crossed me on my way up from Texas to this
To the Right Honourable.
The Earl of Aberdeen, K. T.
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