The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 21, July 1917 - April, 1918 Page: 76
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The Southwestern Historical Quarterly
a pamphlet form,8 at St. Louis Missouri, from which place I
obtained the copy now in my possession. W. K.
[Endorsed.] Enclosure No. 2. In Mr Consul Kennedy's De-
spatch No dated December. 1845
ELLIOT TO ABERDEEN9
Decr. 24th. 1845.
On my way through Washington yesterday where I had the
pleasure of some conversation with Mr Pakenham, I learnt that
the resolutions annexing Texas to the United States had passed
both Houses of Congress, and been approved by the President.
In pursuance to Your Lordship's instructions of the 3rd In-
stant, however, I am proceeding by Mail to Texas, and avail my-
self of an accidental delay at this point, to mention that the
Messenger of that Government who brought on the Constitution
of the new State, and is to take back it's adoption, is still de-
tained at Washington.
Accident apart, therefore, I shall reach Texas in time to make
the communication directed by Your Lordship in the despatch
No 17, before the extinction of the Government of the Republic.
To The Right Honourable
The Earl of Aberdeen, K. T.
KENNEDY TO ABERDEEN11
No. 38. Her Majesty's Consulate
Galveston December 31st 1845
I have the honor to transmit a Return of the Number of Ger-
man Emigrants that arrived at Galveston during the year about
to close, with the Names of the Ships in which they were con-
"This pamphlet is not generally available.
F. O. Texas, Vol. 13.
"F. O. Texas, 13, Elliot to Aberdeen, No. 33, December 21, 1845, ac-
knowledging receipt of despatches, has been omitted.
11F. O. Texas, Vol. 14.
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