Joseph Eve to Sam Houston, October 7, 1842

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Joseph Eve to Sam Houston, October 1842

Unofficial

Legation of the United States


Galveston October 7th 1842

His Excellency

Genl Sam Houston President


of the Republic of Texas

Sir

By the last boat which reached here from


Orleans we got the news, that all the difficulties


which existed between the United States and


Mexico have been amicably adjusted, I do not


get this information officially, but see it published


in the Orleans Bulletin, it gives no informa-


tion of the result of the effort of the United


States and British Governments to negotiate


peace between this and the Mexican govern-


ment[.] [W]e are informed from the same source


that the Yucatan Government have sent a draft


of $20,000 to Commodore Moore, to equip and


man the Texan fleet and have authorized him to


draw upon the government for $30,000 more


and that Moore would leave Orleans on Monday


the 3rd Instant. I give you this information as


I get it. I had most sincerely hoped and yet


hope as a friend to humanity a friend to Texas and


Mexico, that Genl Santa Anna would avail


himself of an honorable opportunity to abandon


his project of expelling the hereticks [sic] of Texas from

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Joseph Eve to Sam Houston, October 7, 1842. Andrew Jackson Houston Papers #2694, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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