James Treat to Mirabeau B. Lamar, February 15, 1840

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James Treat to Mirabeau B. Lamar, February 1840

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is, the secondary consideration, but not the


first, by any means. The present ad-


ministration is not very secure. They have


been in power now six months, and in my


opinion, it would not be strange if they


did not complete the year. Yet there is no


such thing as calculating in advance, on


any thing. They are so changeable and


there is so much open corruption and


demoralization, in all ranks of Society,


that mens [sic] opinions are any thing but


fixed. They may be what you please to-day


and tomorrow, converted alias corrupted.


Notwithstanding this unfavourable picture


which does not look like a prompt or


favourable result to my mission, I still


hope, that, the convictions of the Governmt


will be so strong in favour of some arrange-


ment, that they may yet, venture to enter


upon some stipulations, very secretly &


trust to their future increased strength


some months hence, to let them come to


light[.] Some favourable conjecture


may give them courage and if frightned [sic]


a little on the score of consequences;


they may consent to do something[.]


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James Treat to Mirabeau B. Lamar, February 15, 1840. Correspondence with Mexico, Texas Secretary of State records, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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