James Pinckney Henderson to Mirabeau B. Lamar, October 28, 1838

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James Pinckney Henderson to Mirabeau B. Lamar, October 1838

Paris October 28th 1838

My Dear Sir

I presume that you will by

the time you receive this be in the full exorcise [sic]

of the Chief Executive Office of Texas and upon your

appointment to which allow me to congratulate

you most heartily. You will see by referring to my

former despatches (one will accompany this) how I have

conducted affairs with this & the British Government

and how matters now stand here. I wrote a long

letter a few weeks since addressed to the President

which may find you occupying that station when

it reaches Texas. That letter together with my despatch

to the Secy of State of the same date will inform

you of my position at this Court. I had asked and

obtained leave of your predecessor to return home

this fall provided I concluded that I could obtain no

advantage for Texas during the coming winter or

Spring in France or England. You will have lear[n]-

ed from my letters & despatches that I have con-

cluded to remain this coming winter in Paris and the

reasons which influenced me to come to that

determination. I have a strong hope that this

Government will recognize Texas as soon as

they receive the report of the Agent which I

heretofore informed my Government they have

ordered to Texas for the purpose of enquiring into

her situation etc. etc. I cannot avow believing

from Count Molé’s whole manner and expressing

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James Pinckney Henderson to Mirabeau B. Lamar, October 25, 1838. French Diplomatic Correspondence, Texas Secretary of State records, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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