The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 33, July 1929 - April, 1930 Page: 230
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230 Southwestern Historical Quarterly
quatur were dispatched to him with a letter of instructions in rela-
tion to his duties by Van Zandt, the secretary of the Texas lega-
tion at Washington, who said he sent no printed copy of instruc-
tions as directed and no laws because he had none. Then he added
the oft-voiced complaint, which, after this time, seems never to
have been used again: "Permit me to call your attention to the
necessity of supplying this legation with a sufficient number of
Consular Instructions so that I may be able to furnish those con-
suls who have not yet obtained the same; and at least one full copy
of the statutes. I was applied to a few days since by the Minister
of the Netherlands for a copy of our Laws for his perusal and to
my great mortification was compelled to make known to him the
inability of this Legation to comply with his request."13
11aVan Zandt to Terrell, December 23, 1842, Garrison, Diplomatic Corre-
spondence of the Republic of Texas, I, 630, in Am. Hist. Assn. Report,
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