Proceedings of the Senate and Documents Relative to Texas, from which the Injunction of Secrecy Has Been Removed Page: 84 of 119
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--lies of Texas, or acting by authority of this Govethmerit, are herebr;e
ird and corimanded- to observ e theme.
I/ I testimony whereof, I bav'e hereunto setmy hand, arid' cased tli
great seal of the Republic to be affixed Done at WashingtonS
.[E., s.] the fifteenth day of June, A. D. eighten hundred and forty-three;
and of the Independence of the Republic the eighth.
-By the President:
Secretary of State.
Translation of a letter from Don J. M. Tornel, Minister of War .f
AMexico, to General Adrian FWoll; commander-in-chief of the army
qf the north.
God and Liberty!-MExIco , July 7, 1843.
By the accompanying documents, your excellency will be fully informed
i-at Mr. Samuel Houston has proclaimed an armistice in the department?
-*f Texas, in consequence of the admission of the propositions made by
lawyer Robinson, with the view that they should serve as a basis for'
a. discussion, wllich may lead to an agreement calculated to preserve the
:;~i s of the Republic, and to combine its interests with those of Texas;
Eand as unalterable consistency and good faith should ever attend the oper-.
. .iOs. of the Government, it has resolved to admit, in the name of the na.
tth}e propositions for an armistice, and that such armistice" be concluded
b'ween the two parties, agreeably to the laws of war.
Ia consequence, his excellency the Provisional President directs me
riform you that hostilities against Texas are to be immediately sus,pemd~ed
t atll points of the line under your command; that you are to with,aw
to it your advanced. parties, and parties of discovery and observation,
.-m all other forces which you may have .destined to molest the enemies'
iat-:e country occupied by them; that you are to suspend, while the ar
Ei^le lasts, your march towards the centre of Texas, with a strong bady
af cavalry,-as you had been ordered to do, by putting yourself at its head,
i--.de supreme orders of the 2d and the 28th of June, and in those carried
y^ -pur field adjutant, lieutenant of cavalry, Don Jose Washington Eayrs,
.:7F st~m, on the/5th instant. You will not, however, fail to employ, in the.
aiement, enlistment, and equipment of the said body, and of the forces
e.es r your command, the $180,000 which have been sent to you in two
g 'Iees, nor to make the o her preparations in your power-because, iuntl
Aei, agtiation shall arrive at a definitive conclusion, we should be pfeiidel
for peace or for war, as the sacred interests of the Republic may reea
rd,er that the armistice may be concluded in the terms fixed by the
ie and practice of war, you will give official notice to Mr. Samuel Hous.u
ithat he should appoint commissioners, who, jointly with those chosen
r.ymrself, may form the stipulations according to the following rules to
::observed on your part:.
, The armistice shall be submitted for the approval of the Supreme
c'Nflernment, notwithstanding ttlat hostilities are to be immediately s".
It shall be stipulated in the armistice that the so-called Governtmen"t
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