Anson Jones to Charles Raymond, August 6, 1844
Department of State
Washington Augt. 6th 1844
To C.H. Raymond Esq.
acting Charge d.Affaires of Texas
Information has just been
received through Col. J.C. Hays commanding
on our South western frontier, that Mexico
is actually about to make a hostile
movement upon this country. Enclosed
herewith I send you the copy of a
letter from the Hon. G.W.
HIll Secretary of War and Marine
addressed on today to this
Department with the accompanying
documents marked A. & B. which
will place you more freely in poss-
ession of the particulars in relation
to the immediate expected movements
of the enemy.
Information received from the city
of Mexico though the agent of the
United States Government there has
made known the fact that, Gen.
Santa Anna is engaged in raising
funds, and recruiting an army for
the avowed purpose of attempting to subjugate Texas
and that in pursuance of his design
he has already despatched a number
of troops from the city of Mexico
& is concentrating them and other
forces upon the Rio Grande.
Anson Jones to Charles Raymond, August 6, 1844. United States Diplomatic Correspondence, Texas Secretary of State records, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.