Ashbel Smith to Isaac Van Zandt, January 25, 1843

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Ashbel Smith to Isaac Van Zandt, January 1843

invitations induces one to believe she


would cooperate with the United States


on an invitation emanating from


this Power. France will not take the


initiative and make the invitation to the


United States.

Does it not behove [sic] the American


people particularly of the Slave holding States


to look to this subject; and the American


Government single handed or in concert


with France to declare to the world their


determination to maintain the Independence


of Texas and the integrity of her institutions?

The foregoing letter has been


drawn up in haste. Some things have


been omitted which it would have been


well to mention. I might have explained


how the recal [sic] of the British officers


was a practical nullity. But notwithstanding


the haste, every sentiment I have expressed


has been carefully weighed.

I am with sentiments


of great respect Your very


obedient humble Servant

signed Ashbel Smith

To


Hon. Isaac Van Zandt


Chargé de Affairs [sic] of Texas at Washington City

A correct copy


Ashbel Smith

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Ashbel Smith to Isaac Van Zandt, January 25, 1843. English Diplomatic Correspondence, Texas Secretary of State records, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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