The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 21, July 1917 - April, 1918 Page: 78
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The Southwestern Historical Quarterly
ELLIOT TO ABERDEEN12
No. 2.13 New Orleans.
Jany. 5. 1846.
I have the honour to acquaint Your Lordship that I arrived
here yesterday morning, a few hours before the departure of a
Steam boat for Galveston. Indisposition arising from the ex-
haustion of a long journey at this inclement season of the year,
prevented me from availing myself of that opportunity: But ob-
serving in the Newspapers that the President of the United States
had already signed the Annexation resolutions, and forwarded them
to Texas by a Messenger, I deemed it suitable to lose no time in
placing the Government of the Republic in possession of the Copy
of Your Lordship's Despatch No 17 of last year. It was there-
fore transmitted to the Secretary of State by yesterday's boat,
with the accompanying Note.14 I proceed to Texas in pursuance
of Your Lordship's Instructions on the 8th Instant.
To The Right Honourable.
The Earl of Aberdeen, K. T.
ELLIOT TO ABERDEEN1
No. 3. New Orleans.
Jany. 8th. 1846.
The delay of a day in the departure of the Steam boat by which
I proceed to Texas enables me to forward to Your Lordship a
noticeable letter extracted from a newspaper of this City."'
There may be some exaggeration in this account of the state of
the force in Texas, but I have also heard from reliable sources
that it is very unsatisfactory. The fact is that it is in a wrong
1F. 0. Texas, Vol. 16.
1SF. O. Texas, 16, Elliot to Aberdeen, No. 1, January 5, 1846, has been
omitted. It stated reasons for being unable at present to furnish a de-
tailed list of his correspondence.
"Elliot to Allen, January 4, 1846. (In Garrison, Diplomatic Corre-
spondence of the Republic of Texas, III, 1203, in Am. Hist. Assoc. Re-
port, 1908, II.)
"F. O. Texas, Vol. 16.
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