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BETWEEN MEXICO AND TIE UNITED STATES. 49
, the wrong done to his country by agreeable, and in affairs which by their nature
I States ; declaring as he does, upon have been still less so.
>le responsibility, that from this mo- The undersigned, Envoy Extraordinary, and
)nsiders his mission as concluded. Minister Plenipotentiary of the Mexican Reidersigned,
consequently, requests public, improves this occasion to renew to the
ns to be pleased to transmit to him Hon. Asbury Dickens, acting Secretary of
rts to Philadelphia, for which place State, the assurances of his most-distinguished
out to-morrow. consideration.
lersigned also requests Mr. Dickens (Signed) M. E. DI GQROSTXZA.
goodness to present his respects To the Hon. ASButR DICKxEs, kc. Ikc.
si(lent, and to return him thanks in Washington, 15th Oct, 1836."
iAIs niuic, u' uLII pFlcUiali *LICIILIUIIls ilLi wuiric
he is indebted to him, during the time he
has had the honor of being accredited near his
Finally, the undersigne(l repeats to Mr.
Dickens, what he has already had the honor of
expressing to him verbally, which is, that he
will always bear in mind, with gratitude and
esteem,'the frank and noble manner in which
Mr. Dickens has conducted himself towards
the under.sigied, in moments truly not very
In a subsequent very minute and compre.
hensive exposition of the course pursued by
our government, he also gives a history of the
boundary dispute, from which I have extracted
the concluiding part, and insert it below. Its
great length forbids the insertion of the whole.
I have likewise accompanied this extract with
a Map, illustrative of the boundary, which sas
prepared especially for the purpose, and will
be found strictly correct.
THE EXTRACT. pleasure which such conduct was creatin necessarily
THE EXTRACT. in the hearts of all Mexicans, came to fear, and not
ETranslated for the National Enquirer."'] without some shadow of reason, that her relations of
"In the meantime therebellion in Texas was increas- friendship with the United States would feed the
ing; and Mexico, who beheld without being able to shock of wo many circumstances combined to her in.
doubt, the assistance of every kind openly rendered jury, and that they would gradually cool, somewhat
by the citizens of the United States to the rebels,- more than suited the interests well understood of both
who observed the want oreforts on the part of the nations.
Ameriean government to counteract that assistance In order to diminish such injuries in future; in order,
#eJkcay,-and who perceived the sensation of dis- above all, to prevent, on the part of Mexico, any plausi.
ble motive whatever of distrust or cQmplaint which
.Tis. very mportant document was translated for the might compromit those relations; the government of
Avatienal Enqutrer, (published in Philadelphia,) and the Mexico was of opinion that it ought toen to Wsh
whole of it was inserted, in that paper of December 3d Mexico wa of opinion that it ought to endto Wash
and 10th, 1836. ington an Envoy Extraordinary, who should ocoupy
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Lundy, Benjamin. The war in Texas; a review of facts and circumstances, showing that this contest is a crusade against Mexico, set on foot by slaveholders, land speculators, & c. in order to re-establish, extend, and perpetuate the system of slavery and the slave trade., book, 1837; Philadelphia. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth2414/m1/49/: accessed April 30, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .