The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 20, July 1916 - April, 1917 Page: 72
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The Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Instructions and policy of Her Majesty's Government since my
Mr Ashbell Smith arrived at Galveston last Evening and I
shall take an early opportunity of reporting the substance of my
communications with him, but so far as I can judge from what
he has yet said to me Your Lordship has nothing further to
learn respecting the policy and wishes of this Government.
I shall avail myself of some early and safe occasion to press
upon Mr Bankhead the readiness of this Government to, enter
into Negotiation with Mexico, and the importance of inducing
them to respond to those dispositions as soon after the separa-
tion of Congress in the United States as possible
To The Right Honourable.
The Earl of Aberdeen, K. T.
KENNEDY TO ABERDEEN28
No. 4. Her Majesty's Consulate
Galveston February 25th 1845
Her Majesty's Charge d' Affaires to this Republic would
doubtless have apprized Your Lordship, by the Mail from Bos-
ton on the 1st of next Month, that, a short time previous to the
adjournment of the Texan Congress on the 3rd Instant the Sen-
ate rejected the nomination of Mr Terrell, as the accredited rep-
resentative of the Government to Great Britain and France.
It was generally understood at the period when the rejection
took place, that this Measure was prompted by Mr Terrell's
avowed hostility to the project of Annexation. From all that
has since transpired, it is manifest that it was attributable to
no other cause. In whatever quarter the Matter has been dis-
cussed, not a Syllable has been uttered, depreciatory of Mr Ter-
roll's character, or capacity.
In a communication marked "Private," and dated "Washing-
ton, February 13th, (but not posted until the 20th), which
President Jones has addressed to me, he adverts to Mr Terrell's
rejection, and states that-"he will return home so soon as let-
-8F. 0., Texas, Vol. 14.
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