The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 21, July 1917 - April, 1918 Page: 71
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British Correspondence Concerning Texas
vantages consequent upon the Annexation of Texas to the United
States, and have turned over attention to a new Colonization,
and are desirous of some information relative to the Eastern
Coasts of Central America. I am informed that a Company of
British Capitalists was formed, probably about the latter end of
the year 1839 for the purpose of Colonizing at Guatamala, but
cannot trace it's progress, or ascertain the fact of any having
I hope that you will excuse the trouble I give in making this
hasty request (the boat is leaving, and I have but now obtained
your address) that you will give me such information as may be
of service relating to this matter, at as early a period as con-
venient. I presume about 8 or 9 hundred families, or more,
can be enlisted in this enterprize, and some names given to you
with which you have been familiar and acted with, whilst in
Texas, in case we see a probability of success. Meanwhile we
wish the matter to be kept profoundly secret, so, far as it can be
done. The Company alluded to was styled the Eastern Coast
and "Central America Commercial and Agricultural Company."
The Directors were P. H. Abbot Esqr. Capt P. H. Bingham, R.
N, Charles Bourjet Esqr, John Darrow. Esqr, Wm Hood Esqr.,
Adam Murray, Eskr, John Spurgin Esqr, M. D., David Pollock,
Esqr. I regret that the departure of the Steamer forces me to
the abrupt conclusion with which I subscribe myself.
Geo. Wm Hockley
To Captain Charles Elliot.
[Endorsed.] Capt Elliot's Priv. Decr 14. 1845
KENNEDY TO ABERDEEN4
No. 36. Her Majesty's Consulate
December 20th 1845.
In a letter written by General Andrew Jackson, and published
some months before his death, he observed-(on behalf of the
American people)-"We want Texas because we want Cali-
fornia."-The Ex-President might have added,-"And we want
4F. O. Texas, Vol. 14.
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