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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