The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 20, July 1916 - April, 1917 Page: 80
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The Southwestern Historical Quarterly
stances in the event of any breach of this condition upon the
part of Texas.
With no confidence expressed in this respect by the European
Governments, either in the United States or in Texas, it would
probably be conjectured in both those quarters, that not much
was felt, and that consideration would have it's weight without
furnishing those overt means of exciting the population of these
two Countries, that the formal stipulation of guarantees would
Observation and reflection have satisfied me (let the Scheme
of Annexation to the United States upon it's present intention
and footing be pushed to extremities when it may, either be-
fore or after the acknowledgment of the Independence of Texas
by Mexico,) that Mexico has much more efficacious means of
confounding the project, and responding formidably to the, ag-
gression, than seems to be generally contemplated either in the
United States or here.
I beg to mention to Your Lordship that I have taken the
liberty to shew my French Colleague Monsieur de Saligny the
communications which had passed between Her Majesty's and
His own Government forwarded to me in Your Lordship's De-
spatch .No 13 of 1844, as he informed me that his own Instruc-
tions did not come down to so late a date as mine.
I need hardly say that I have always felt it particularly in-
cumbent on myself, in the suspicion, or the pretended suspicion,
respecting the undue exercise of British influence here, to cul-
tivate the best understanding with the Representative of the
French Government, and I add with pleasure that both He and
his predecessor have constantly extended to me similar proofs of
confidence and friendly feeling.
To the Right Honourable
The Earl of Aberdeen, K. T.
P. S. I shall forward a Copy of this despatch to Her Majesty's
Minister at Mexico.
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