Proceedings of the Senate and Documents Relative to Texas, from which the Injunction of Secrecy Has Been Removed Page: 83 of 119
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To the President qf the United States:
The Secretary of State, to whom was referred the resolution of the Sen,
ate of the 13th instant, requesting the President to communicate to that
body the copy of the armistice agreed upon between Mexico and Texas,
and a copy of President Houston's proclamation declaring the same, provided
the evidence of such armistice and proclamation be in the Department
of State, has the honor to lay before the President a copy of and
extracts from all the papers on file in this department which relate to the
subject of the resolution.
J. C. CALHOUN.
DEPARTMENT OF STATE,
Washington, May 16, 1844.
Mr. Murphy to the Secretary of State.-[ExTRAcT.]
WASHINGTON, (TEXAS,) J'tne 16, 1843..
To the honorable the Secretary of State of the United States:
SIR : I arrived here last night, and hasten to send you the enclosed proc-.
lamation of President Houstori declaring an armistice between Texas and
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By the President of the Republic of Texas.
Whereas an official communication has been received at the Department
of State, from Her Britannic Majesty's charg6 d'affaires near this
Government, founded upon a despatch he had received from Her Majesty's
charg6 d'affaires in Mexico, announcing to this Government thefact,
that the President of Mexico would order a cessation of hostilities on
his part, and the establishment of an armistice between Mexico and
Texas, and requesting the President of Texas would send similar orders to
the different officers commanding the Texan forces:
And wlhereas the President of Texas has felt, justified, from the disposi.tions
evinced by this act of the President'of Mexico, and the nature of
.those dispositions, in adopting the proposed measure, and ordering the cessation
of hostilities on the part of Texas:
Therefore, be it known, that I, Sam. Houston, President of the Republic
of Texas, and commander-in-chief of the army and navy of the
same; do hereby declare and proclaim that an'ARMISTICE is established
between Texas and Mexico, to continue during the pendency of nego..
tiations between the two countries for peace, arid until due notice of
an intention to resume hostilities (should such an intention hereafter be
entertained by either party) shall have been formally announced through
Het Britannic Majesty's charges des affaires af the respective Governments,
and the revocation of this proclamation; and all officers commanding the
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