The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 20, July 1916 - April, 1917 Page: 84
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The Southwestern Historical Quarterly
this favorable disposition on the part of the government of that
Country, that Capt Elliot should proceed without delay to the
City of Mexico to press this Matter to a conclusion with that
Capt. Elliot has expressed the desire, that, as his proposed
visit to Mexico when communicated to me, seemed in my opin-
ion highly advisable and necessary I would communicate this
opinion of mine to Your Lordship directly.
I beg you will excuse the trouble I give you at this time, and
accept the assurance of the esteem and very high consideration
with which I have the honor to remain.
To, The Right Honorable.
The Earl of Aberdeen.
ELLIOT TO ABERDEEN9
April 2d. 1845
I had the honour to receive Your Lordship's despatches to
No 3 inclusive of this year by Her Majesty's Ship "Electra" on
the 24th Ultimo. and proceeded next morning with my Colleague
M. de Saligny to Washington where we arrived on the 27th.
Our chief desire was to reach that place with our instructions
before the official account from the United States announcing
the passage of the proposed Measure of Annexation through that
Congress (one Copy said to be coming by the way of the Red
river) for we are perfectly sensible that the difficulties of our
task would have been greatly increased, or it may be entirely
insuperable, if the representations and other means of action of
that Government upon this people, and through them, upon this
Government had preceded our own arrival at Washington. We
were also aware that Major Donnelson the American Charg6 d'
Affaires might be expected every hour in the Steam Boat looked
for at Galveston when we left.
There could therefore be but little time for the hopeful dis-
patch of our own business before he would appear upon the
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