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now offers. She can require nothing more, in this last event, th an that the
United States shall take upon themselves the adjustment of her dificulties
You may, if you think proper, show this letter to President Houston.
He will, I trust, see in it satisfactory reasons for my extreme anxiety upon
the subject-reasons which affect Texas quite as seriously as the United
States. A concert between the two Governments upon this important
point would do more for the happiness of mankind than has been effected
by any political movement within the last half century.
I particularly request ttlat you will lose no time in pressing this matter
upon the attention of President Houston. It is also necessary that you
should keep me regularly and promptly informed of all that may occur in
relation to it. This is the more indispensable, because the friends of the
measure in Congress are impatient to move in it, and are with difficulty
restrained, in expectation that the object will be effected by negotiation.
I am, sir, your obedient servant,
A. P. UPSHUR.
W. S. MuIePHY, Esq., 4.c. ,
Mr. Pakenhamr to Mr. Ushur.
WASH-INmGTON, February 26, 1844.
SIR: In compliance.with your request to that effect, I have the honor
herewith to transmit to you a copy of the despatch from Her Majesty's
Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, which I had the honor to
read to you on Saturday last.
I have the honor to be, with high consideration, your obedient servant,
Hon. A. P. UPSHUR, 4
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