The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 43, July 1939 - April, 1940 Page: 347
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French Influence on Annexation of Texas 347
crisis. Guizot thought that the state's interest would be best served
by an independent Texas. If this could be accomplished by in-
formal diplomatic protests his aim would be achieved. Further-
more, France could cooperate with Great Britain, not only ce-
menting ties of friendship, but also preventing that state from
gaining any decided advantage from suucessful opposition to an-
nexation. Throughout the negotiations the French leaders were
careful not to take any action that would alienate the friendship
of the United States. In the end this policy weakened the British
program of opposition and thus made the final consummation
of annexation less difficult.
State Teachers College, Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
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