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28th CONGRESS, [SENATE.] 341
PROCEEDINGS OF THE SENATE
DOCUMENTS RELATIVE TO TEXAS, FROM WHICH THE INJUNCTION
OF SECRECY HAS BEEN REMOVED.
IN SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES.
Tlurns,AY, MAY 16, 1844.
Resolved, That twenty thousand copies of the treaty, documents, and papers, from which the
injunction of secrecy has been removed, be printed for thle use of the Senate, together with so mucli
of the President's message at the commencement of the present session of Congress as relates to the
affairs of Mexico and Texas, and all the documents upon the same subject communicated with said
message; and also the letter of the Texan chargi d'affaires to John Forsyth, former Secretary of
State, upon the subject of annexation, the answer of Mr. Forsyth thereto, and the reply of the
Texan charge d'affaires to the same; and also all the proceedings and votes of the Senate upon
the subject of the removal of the injunction of secrecy from the treaty and documents aforesaid,
and from which proceedings and votes the injunction of secrecy is hereby removed.
MoNlAxY, MAY 20, 1844.
cRsolved, That the injunction of secrecy be removed from the message of the President relative
to the armistice between Mexico and Texas and the accompanying documents, and that it be published
in connexion with the documents of which twenty thousand copies were ordered to be printed.
Attest: ASBURY DICKINS, Secretary.
IN EXECUTIVE SESSION-SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES.
MIONDAY, APRIL 29, 1844.
Mr. Crittenden submitted the following resolution for consideration
Resolved, That the iljunction of secrecy be removed from the treaty with
Texas, and the message and documents accompanying the same, which
were received on the 22d instant, and ordered to be printed in confidence
for the use of the Senate.
IMONDAY, MAY 6, 1844.
The Senate proceeded to consider the resolution submitted by Mr. Crittenderl
on the 29th ultimo.
On motion, by Mr. Crittenden, the resolution was amended by inserting
after the words "Resolved, That," the wQrds: under the peculiar circumstances
of this case.
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