The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 20, July 1916 - April, 1917 Page: 56
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isting relations between Mexico and Gt Britain, and of his readi-
ness to receive any Counsel which Yr Lordship might think fit
to offer for the benefit of this Country.
H. E. then entered at considerable length into the difficulties
of his present position, both with reference to, the recent com-
munications from the U. States respecting Texas, and the neces-
sity there was at the same time of putting down the Insurrec-
tion which has broken out in Guadalajara. This I knew as well
as he did; I was therefore prepared for a declaration he made
to me that, out of deference to the British Govt., he would forego
any intention he might have previously entertained of invading
Texas, and he desired me to state that to Your Lordship.
We now come to that part of the Question which relates to
the Recognition of the Independence of Texas by Mexico, I have
already had the honour of mentioning to your Lordship, that I
have lately observed several indications of a desire to settle this
point, without compromising the Amour propre of Mexico
I can now present to Your Lordship the Consent of Genl Santa
Anna to the Mfeasure in question.
While discussing this point the Minr of Finance came in and
took part in the conversation. The President mentioned to him
the substance of what he intended to submit for Your Lordship's
consideration, and accordingly Sefior Haro, drew up, from H.
E's dictation, in Mr Doyle's and my presence, the conditions upon
which Mexico would consent to acknowledge the Independence
of Texas. I have the honour to transmit a Copy and translation
of this Paper.
With respect to the 1st point-The Boundary of Texas has
never, I believe, been accurately described. The Texans Claim
to the Rio Bravo, while the Mexicans consider that the proper
Boundary would be the Rio Colorado. The Town of 1Vatamoros
is situated immediately on the Mexican side of the former River,
which, no doubt, is one of the reasons which induces this Govt
to place the frontier at a distance. As to the question of com-
pensation, I think on a former occasion an offer was made
by the Govt of Texas, through Genl. Hamilton, to purchase the
good will of Mexico by making over to the holders of Mexican
Bonds in England the Sum which the People of Texas were will-
ing to pay to Mexico for the Recognition of their Independence.
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