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


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


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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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