The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 20, July 1916 - April, 1917 Page: 92
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here upon the same subject should be known to Her Majesty's
Government as soon as possible that I have requested Captain
Elliot to direct the Commander of the "Electra" to proceed with
the duplicate of my despatches to Bermuda. without loss of time
in the hope that She may catch the homeward Mail leaving that
Island on the 21st. Instant, and if She has sailed I trust that
the Commander in Chief will forward them to England by a
Ship of War.
Memorandum of a Conference held at the State Department
at Washington on the Brazos on the 29th. March 1845. between
the Honourable Ashbel Smith Secretary of State of the Republic
of Texas and the Charges d' Affaires of Their Majesties. The
Queen of Great Britain and The King of the French. Captain
Charles Elliot and M. de Saligny.
After the communication to Mr. Ashbel Smith of the instruc-
tions of their respective Governments dated 17th and 23d Janu-
ary last the representatives of the two Powers invited the Gov-
ernment of Texas to accept the good offices of England and
France for an early and honourable settlement of their diffi-
culties with Mexico upon the basis of the acknowledgment of
the independence of Texas by that Republic.
The Secretary of State was instructed by the' President to
accept the invitation of the two Powers; But in view of the
much more advanced condition of circumstances connected with
the affairs of Texas, now existing, than could be known in Lon-
don and Paris at the dates of those despatches, and adverting
to the difficulties and risks to which this Government is exposed
from causes upon which he need not dwell, The Secretary of
State was desired by the President to press the urgent neces-
sity that this Government should be as speedily as possible en-
abled to present to the people of this Country for their consid-
eration and action decisive proofs that Mexico was at once ready
42F. 0., Texas, Vol. 13.
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