The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 20, July 1916 - April, 1917 Page: 93
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British Correspondence Concerning Texas
to acknowledge the independefice of this Republic without other'
condition than the Stipulation to maintain the same.
The Government of Texas therefore with a sincere desire to-
avail themselves of the proffered interposition of the Powers have,
now authorized the Secretary of State to propose to their repre--
sentatives the following arrangement
1st. The Signature and seal of the Secretary of State or any
other Minister of the Republic of Mexico duly authorized by
the Government thereof to be procured to the preliminary con-
ditions now submitted to the Representatives of the two, Powers,
and the Government of Texas pledges itself forthwith after the
same shall be placed in the hands of the President to issue a'
Proclamation announcing the conclusion of the preliminaries of'
peace with the Republic of Mexico.
2nd. Texas for a period of ninety days from the date of this
Memorandum agrees not to accept any proposals, nor to enter,
into any Negotiations to annex IHerself to any other Country.
The Representatives of the two Powers sensible of the peculiar'
situation of the Government of Texas, to which the Secretary
of State has called their attention were ready on the part of
their respective Governments to accede to the proposals he had
now made, and pledged themselves forthwith to pursue their-
(L. S.) Ashbel Smith.
(L. S.) C. de Saligny.
(L. S.) Charles Elliot.
Inclosure No 1 in Capt Elliot's Secret despatch to the Earl
of Aberdeen. April. 2d 1845
Conditions preliminary to a treaty of peace between Mexico
I. Mexico consents to acknowledge the Independence of
'3F. 0., Texas, Vol. 13.
"This document is in U. S. Does., Ser. No. 480, Doc. 2, p. 71, but is.
here reprinted to make clear the results of the efforts of Elliot and
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