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

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James Treat to Mirabeau B. Lamar, February 1840

9.

As regards, the matter of the Bonds, and the real


stipulations between the holders of the New


Stock and this Government, I beg leave to refer


you to my two Respects, of 1st and 8th instant, both


covering the contract, Law of Congress, and


the instructions of this Government, which when


you have them translated, together with my


Explanatory remarks will be, no doubt be [sic]


well understood by yourself & Judge Burnet.

In relation to Mr Pakenham, I confirm


all I have before said in favour of his good


offices and valuable Services. He continues


to desire to do all in his power to aid me,


in my plans, and to urge upon the Govmt


the necessity of adopting some course


in regard to this business[.] He admits that


of right, the Bondholders would have no


claim to the indemnity which might


be paid to Mexico for the independence of


Texas, but at the same time would be most


happy if he could obtain this amount


for them, in case any arrangement is


entered into, as contemplated by Texas.


This alone, would stimulate him, together


with the credit he would acquire, as mediator


or interventor, in the negotiation. But


independent of these considerations, he


really seems devoted to bring about


some favourable result, to my mission.

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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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