Ashbel Smith to Anson Jones, June 16, 1843

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Ashbel Smith to Anson Jones, June 1843

Legation of Texas, London


June 16th 1843

Hon Anson Jones


Secretary of State

Sir,

I have had interviews with the Earl of


Aberdeen and also with Mr Addington one of


the Under Secretaries of State for Foreign Affairs.


As the affairs of Texas fall within the division


of Mr Addington who attends to the details


of business, and as no difference of opinion


was expressed by the two gentlemen, you will


perceive that the statements and remarks of


Mr Addington possess an official character


and are entitled to the same consideration


as those made by Lord Aberdeen.

To any inquiry of the Earl of Aberdeen


concerning the prospect of peace being established


between Texas and Mexico through the mediation


of other Governments, I did not receive any


encouragement whatever to hope that this


mediation will be successful. It was added


that the British Representative at Mexico had


been silent for some time on this subject, as


it had been deemed that the further pressing


of it upon Mexico could accomplish no good


end.

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Ashbel Smith to Anson Jones, June 16, 1843. English Diplomatic Correspondence, Texas Secretary of State records, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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