The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 20, July 1916 - April, 1917 Page: 59
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British Gorrespondence Concerning Texas
ABERDEEN TO ELLIOT9
No. 2. Foreign Office
Confidential February 3d. 1845
With reference to my Despatch No 1, of the 23d Ultimo, I
transmit to You herewith, for your Information a copy of the
Instruction therein referred to, which the French Government
have addressed to M. Dubois de Saligny,1O and which the Count
de St Aulaire has communicated to me confidentially, by direc-
tion of his Government.
I take this opportunity to direct you to communicate with
Mr Bankhead, Her Majesty's Minister in Mexico, upon any mat-
ter arising out of my Instructions of the 23d Ultimo, on which
you may judge it necessary that Mr Bankhead should be in-
formed. Mr Bankhead has, in like manner, been directed to
communicate to you any matters of importance which may arise
in Mexico affecting the position of Affairs in Texas.
Captain Elliot, R. N.
ABERDEEN TO ELLIOT"
No 3 Foreign Office.
February 3d 1845.
My Despatches to you, of this day's date will be forwarded by
the West India Mail to Jamaica, whence they will be carried
to Galveston under cover to Mr Consul Kennedy, by one of Her
Majesty's Steamers, or by some other Ship of War. The Com-
mander of such Ship will be instructed to wait at Galveston until
Mr Kennedy shall have transmitted those Despatches to you at
the Seat of Government, and received your answer, and to wait
still further at Galveston, if you should express a wish to that
effect; and he will eventually take back to Jamaica any De-
9F. O., Texas, Vol. 21.
IOGuizot's instructions to Saligny, dated January 17, 1845, were sim-
ilar to those sent by Aberdeen to Elliot on January 23. For wording
.f essential clauses, see Adams, British Interests and Activities in Texas,
1F. 0., Texas, Vol. 21.
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