The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 21, July 1917 - April, 1918 Page: 88
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to excitement and exaggeration, is also always extraordinarily de-
veloped in their political heats and the description of their polit-
ical assemblages and successes. I attach little credit to their own
statement on such matters; at all events, exact numbers furnish
safer conclusions, and the smallness of the general Vote on this
question is most remarkable. The want too, of the official pub-
lication of the number of persons actually voting, and the fact
that the majority has been deduced from the Vote of 20 Counties
only out of 36 (no doubt the most populous in the Republic) are
significant circumstances, and may sooner or later be matter of
The present Government of Texas, fairly disposed I am sure,
were effectually prevented from giving one party any time or rea-
sonable chance to recover from their delusion, or to extend to the
other even that limited protection which the ballot would have
afforded to persons desiring to save the independence of the Coun-
try. In fact the whole transaction is the success of an unscrupu-
lous intrigue, set on foot in the United States for certain per-
sonal objects, on false pretences, and carried out from beginning
to end by all manner of indirect and irregular proceedings
The opinion of very distinguished persons in the United States
has strengthened my own belief that the measure is in a high de-
gree dangerous to the integrity of that Confederacy; And when
the popular excitement in favour of it has subsided, it may be
depended upon that the manner of it's accomplishment will ag-
gravate the angry feeling of which it cannot fail to, be productive.
To The Right Honourable.
The Earl of Aberdeen, K. T.
ELLIOT TO ABERDEEN23
No. 7. Galveston.
January 20th. 1846.
I have the honour to forward to Your Lordship the "National
Register" Newspaper of the 29th November last, containing24
2"F. O. Texas, Vol. 16.
"Elliot here lists six of the nine documents already transmitted by
Kennedy. (See THE QUARTERLY, XX, 402.)
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