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

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James Pinckney Henderson to Mirabeau B. Lamar, October 1838

with the interest of Texas to prevent the Mexicans


from occupying any port of her Territory. I am awore [aware]


that the want of the necessary funds has prevented


Texas from acting against the enemy as efficiently


as her physical ability would warrant.

I informed the Secy of State in my last despatch


that I had held a conference with Lord Granville


the British Ambassador at this Court upon the


subject of Texian affairs and that he had promised


me that he would inform his Government of


the same. I received a communication from


him a few days since conveying the answer


of his Government to my enquiries upon the


subject of their disposition at that time in regard


to the recognition of Texas. [T]he substance of it


is that they have not yet come to the determi-


nation to recognize Texas. If France recognizes


upon the receipt of their agenst [agent’s] report I will


immediably [sic] repair to London and urge the


matter before that Government. I hope that


Congress and the Government will dispose of


the claims of the British Subjects (for goods etc.


captured) at an early day. I have heretofore


communicated my views upon those


claims fully.

I have the honour to


remain your Most


Obedient Servant

J Pinckney Henderson

Genl Lamar

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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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