The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 20, July 1916 - April, 1917 Page: 63
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British Correspondence Concerning Texas
submit to Your Lordship is sound, that is, that the course of
the people of Texas will depend in a great degree upon the pro-
ceedings in the United States,
If they are disappointed of their hopes in that quarter during
the present Session of Congress in the United States, there may
come a moment of dissatisfaction and excitement in which it
would be practicable to arrange definitely upon a sounder basis
The Right Honourable.
The Earl of Aberdeen, K. T.
P. S. Galveston Feby--. 8th. 1845.
Since the above was written, an account of the latest pro-
ceedings in Congress before it's adjournment has reached us,
from which I find that the Senate had succeeded in carrying
an amendment of the Appropriation Bill, to some extent, respect-
ing the support of Diplomatic Agents: A sum of $9,000 was
voted for the service of the year under that head, which would
enable the Government to sustain two representatives, probably,
otc in the United States and one in Europe. I also learn from
a Member that a Bill reducing the tariff by a gradual process,
to a uniform rate of 15 per Cent ad valorum had passed, but I
have reason to think that it will not be approved by the Presi-
dent, who is unwilling to touch the Duties till the experience of
another year has enabled them to judge how far that can be done
wi:h security to the necessities of the Government, on a specie
ELLIOT TO ABERDEEN15
No. 5. Galveston.
February 8th. 1845.
Herewith 1 have the honour to transmit to Your Lordship the
Copy of certain resolutions'" reported by the Committee on the
State of the Republic in the House of Representatives on the
29th Ultimo. The report of the Committee was accepted, but
S6F. 0., Texas, Vol. 13.
'eUnidentified newspaper cuttings giving a resolution of the House of
Representatives declaring that if annexation failed, the government
should seek treaties with foreign powers, beneficial to Texan products.
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