The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 24, July 1920 - April, 1921 Page: 196
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Mexico. He returned about the middle of February and imme-
diately began making preparations for sending the mission.
Webb's commission was dated March 22, 1841. Webb was ap-
pointed a minister plenipotentiary, but in case he should not be
received an alternative commission was prepared appointing him
an agent for the purpose of entering into negotiations. The in-
structions were similar to those of the preceding agents, the only
difference being a reference to the convention with Great Britain
providing for mediation. A naval vessel was placed at his dis-
posal, and he was to proceed at once to Vera Cruz, but if Mexico
showed no indications that she wished to begin negotiations he
was to terminate his mission at once.65 The usual delay took place,
and Webb did not arrive off Vera Cruz until May 31, when he
addressed a note to the commandant at Vera Cruz asking permis-
sion to land, and that he be furnished with passports to proceed
to the city of Mexico. This request was courteously refused.66
Upon the refusal of the commandant to allow him to land, Webb
addressed a note to Pakenham requesting his intervention with the
Mexican authorities.67 Pakenham was so good as to comply with
the request, and wrote to the secretary of state urging that an effort
be made to come to agreement with the Texan authorities. The
secretary of state responded on June 8, declining to consider any
proposal which looked to the dismemberment of Mexico. After
expressing appreciation for the friendly interest of the British
government, Camacho declared that the President could not de-
part from the principles of honor and justice which prohibited
him from recognizing a dismemberment of the territory.8 Webb
returned to Galveston June 29, and reported his failure to Lamar.
Upon receipt of this information, Lamar took immediate steps tL
enter into an alliance with Yucatan in an offensive war against
2. The Federalists and the Alliance with Yucatan
The relations of the Texans with the Federalists on the Rio
Grande, the battle of Alcantro, in which a number of Texans par-
"'Garrison, Dip. Cor. Tex., 733-736.
'"Webb to Mora and Mora to Webb, May 31, 1841, Garrison, Dip. Cor.
Tex., II, 752-753.
"6Webb to Pakenham, June 1, 1841, Ibid., II, 755.
"Camacho to Pakenham, June 8, 1841, (Translation) Dip. Cor. Tex., II,
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