Ashbel Smith to Anson Jones, June 16, 1843

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Ashbel Smith to Anson Jones, June 1843

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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.

Various other matters connected with Texas and


Mexico were spoken of more particularly in my


conversations with Mr Addington, who treated


them in view of the entire failure of the Mediation


and of the future resumption of hostilities by


Mexico. In relation to Commodore Moore, Mr


Addington intimated that having been disavowed


by the Texas Government, it would [be] the duty


of all to capture him as being engaged in


a piratical expedition.

I take the liberty of recommending the subject


of this Dispatch very respectfully to the attention


of your Department as there was an explicitness


in the opinions expressed, which leaves no room


for doubt or uncertainty.

I am informed that emigrants are being engaged,


that is, soldiers are recruiting for the service of


Mexico against Texas. I have not yet obtained


such information as would authorize me to mention


this subject to the British Government; My careful


attention will be directed to this matter.

The Tartar, a vessel laden with guns & ammunitions


of war for Mexico, took fire a few days since in


a British Port, blew up and her cargo went to the


bottom.

I have just learned [of] the arrival of Col Dain-


gerfield at Paris, and expect to meet him in a few days.

With great respect, Your very obedient servant

Ashbel Smith

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