The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 21, July 1917 - April, 1918 Page: 86
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duce, whether coming from the United States or any other Coun-
try, under the tariff law of the Republic of Texas, till all the
Conditions and formalities required by the Constitution of the
State of Texas were fulfilled.
The Government of the Republic of Texas had no official means
of communicating with the Government of the United States;
And it seemed to him that the proper mode of bringing this sub-
ject to the knowledge of that Government would be to send a
Copy of the despatch with the delegation of the State to the Con-
gress of the United States, when those Gentlemen were duly
elected, and went forward to prepare their duties
My own task being limited to, the communication of the sub-
ject of the despatch, and placing a Copy of it in the hands of this
Government, the conversation dropped.
I may mention that importers of goods to Texas from the United
States, have been for some time past paying their duties according
to the tariff law of the Republic of Texas, under protest, on the
plea that the Country is already a Member of the North American
To The Right Honourable.
The Earl of Aberdeen, K. T.
ELLIOT TO ABERDEEN22
No. 6. Galveston.
January 18th 1846.
I have never observed any publication, official or otherwise, in
the papers of this Country shewing the extent and particulars of
the popular Vote on independence or Annexation, which the recent
Assembly at Austin provided should be taken viva voce; and I
made that remark to the President some days since. He said that
the particulars had not been published because they had only
heard from 20 Counties (there are 36 in the Republic) but so
far as he could form a judgement he thought that the whole Vote
would be about six thousand
I observed that, that number did not amount to what might safely
22F. O. Texas, Vol. 16.
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