The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 20, July 1916 - April, 1917 Page: 91
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British Correspondence Concerning Texas
conditions should be placed before the Mexican Government at
once, which they might perhaps offend, as having an appearance
of dictation, but only that they should be a sufficient Warrant
to the Ministers to answer for Texas to that extent. It will also
of course be necessary to take care that the Mexican Government
does not know the length of time during which Texas is bound
to abstain from any Negotiations with the United States. We
have also thought that if there should be any French Man of
War lying at Sacreficios and Monsieur Alleye de Cyprey will have
the goodness to send back the answer of the Mexican Govern-
ment by her (supposing it to be favourable) that such a circum-
stance would have a good effect here. The President wished that
it should be done in that way.
I must not close this despatch without expressing to Your
Lordship my cordial obligations to my Colleague Monsieur de
Saligny for his friendly, zealous and able co-operation in these
affairs. Weighty as the representations of His Government have
no doubt been with the President, I should be wanting indeed
if I omitted to say that Monsieur de Saligny's long acquaintance
with this Government, and their well founded confidence in his
good wishes and Judgment have contributed much to the turn
we have been able to give to this question at the present critical
These despatches will be conveyed to Washington by M. Saint
Martin an Attache of his Legation.
To The Right Honourable.
The Earl of Aberdeen, K. T.
Galveston April 3d. 1845.
Since the above was written H-. M. S. Eurydice has arrived
here from Vera Cruz bringing me a dispatch and private letter
from Mr Bankhead dated 20th and 22d March4' with the intelli-
gence that the new Mexican Government was in the same favour-
able disposition towards an amicable settlement with this Country
as General Santa Anna.
It has appeared to me to be so important that what has passed
41In F. 0., Mexico, 184, copies sent by Bankhead to Aberdeen, March
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