The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 21, July 1917 - April, 1918 Page: 89
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British Correspondence Concerning Texas
1st. The proclamation of the President of Texas declaring that
the Constitution of the proposed State of Texas adopted by a Con-
vention of Deputies at Austin on the 28th August last, had been
Ratified by a Majority of the popular Vote. There has been no
proclamation setting forth the popular decision on independence
or Annexation, and no publication, official or otherwise, of the
amount of the whole Vote on that question, or on the popular
ratification of the State Constitution. But I think from the best
sources of information within my reach that the whole vote taken
is overstated in my despatch No. 6.
2d. The proclamation of the President of Texas directing that
Elections be held for the choice of Governor, and Lieut-Governor,
and Senators and representatives of the State Legislature.
3d. Copy of a letter from the Honble Anson Jones to the
Honble. J. Reily Texian Charg6 d'Affaires to the U. S. Jany.
4th. Copy of a letter (strictly confidential) from General
Houston to W. S. Murphy formerly Charg6 d'Affaires of the U. S.
in Texas. Feby. 3d 1844.
5th. Copy of a letter from General Houston (Confidential) to
Mr Van Zandt Charg6 d'Affaires of Texas in the U. S. Jany.
6th. Copy of a Message (Secret) from General Houston, Pres-
ident of Texas, to Congress. Jany. 20th 1844.
I abstain from making any comment upon some of these papers
at present; but this is a convenient occasion to state that there is
little doubt of the election of General Houston and the present
President to the Senate of the United States by the Legislature
of the proposed State.
No person is more sensible than myself of the difficulties, in-
deed of the dangers to which they were exposed. Neither am I
ignorant of the influences brought to bear upon one of them, and
the prospects held out to him. The degree in which the first moved
his private feelings, and the extent to which the last bewildered
his judgment may be hard to distinghish. That both causes oper-
ated cannot be denied, but that he was acted upon more by his
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