Anson Jones to Charles Raymond, August 6, 1844

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Anson Jones to Charles Raymond, August 1844

Department of State


Washington Augt. 6th 1844

To C.H. Raymond Esq.


acting Charge d.Affaires of Texas

Sir,


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.

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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.

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