The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 20, July 1916 - April, 1917 Page: 64
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The Southwestern Historical Quarterly
the resolutions were rejected by a considerable Majority, in the
feeling, as I am told, that they seemed to be drawn up in some
disposition to constrain the action of Congress in the United
I also avail myself of the opportunity to forward a letter
written by the Representatives of this County in Congress, and
published in a newspaper here,17 upon the subject of the late
difficulty between the President and General Green which I think
Your Lordship will wish to peruse.
Like everything else that has transpired upon that subject,
it is deserving of attention.
I should mention that General Green has some time since taken
the Oaths as a Citizen of Texas, and has I believe gone down to
Corpus Christi on business connexion with a Gentleman of the
name of Kinney, engaged in trade with the Mexicans across the
To The Right Honourable.
The Earl of Aberdeen, K. T.
ELLIOT TO ABERDEEN18
February 8th 1845.
Congress having now separated in Texas till December 1845,
and Congress in the United States being about to do so on the
4th. Proximo, I take the liberty of requesting Your Lordship's
attention to some considerations connected with my own posi-
tion in this Country
It appears to me that in the present unsettled state of the
question of Annexation there is not merely no use in my con-
stant presence in Texas during the recess of those Bodies, but
on the contrary, certain and inexpedient exposure to a contin-
uance of those rumours of undue influence on the part of Her
Majesty's Government, got up for purposes of mischievous ex-
citement here and in the United States, of which one remark-
able instance has recently been reported to Your Lordship. This
17Unidentified newspaper cutting.
18F. 0., Texas, Vol. 13.
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