The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 20, July 1916 - April, 1917 Page: 82
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principles of Mr. Benton's proposed Bill for the removal of
ELLIOT TO ABERDEEN34
No. 14.35 Galveston.
March 22d. 1845.
The intelligence of the success of the Annexation Measures
in the United States arrived here two days since, and with the
language of the new President in his inaugural address have
certainly given some encouragement to the party favourable to
the Scheme; But upon the whole it seems to me that less satis-
faction and confidence are entertained by the more sagacious
and watchful of that way of thinking than they profess to feel.
Owing to some mischance either at New Orleans, or on the
Voyage, I have not yet received my despatches by the 4th Feb-
ruary Mail, or any of a latter date than I have already had the
honour to acknowledge, (No 14 of 1844); but I have fortu-
nately received one private letter from Mr. Pakenham dated 24th
Ultimo, informing me of the favourable dispositions of the Mex-
ican Government, and I have lost no time in privately commu-
nicating that intelligence to Mr Ashbell Smith; for Yo-ar Lord-
ship will conceive how important it is, particularly at the present
moment that this Government should have the certainty, that
settlement upon the basis of Independence is within their reach.
It is to be regretted that these tidings did not reach this
Country before the late news from the United States, but still
if the Mexican Government will adhere firmly to the determina-
tion only to conclude upon the condition that Texas is to re-
main an Independent Country, and stipulate for a prompt and
8F. O., Texas, Vol. 13.
3F. O., Texas, 13, Elliot to Aberdeen, Nos. 12, March 9, and 13,
March 13, 1845, have been omitted. No. 12 referred to a Texan proc-
lamation revoking letters of marque. No. 13 related to the "Little
Penn" claims and transmitted copies of Elliot to Allen, January 8,
1845, Smith to Elliot, February 22, 1845, and Elliot to Smith, March 10,
1845. The first and second of these letters are calendared in Garrison,
Diplomatic Correspondence of the Republic of Texas, II, 47, in Am.
Iist. Assoc. Report, 1908, II. The third apparently has not been printed,
but is here omitted since none of the "Little Penn" correspondence has
been included in this publication.
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