Anson Jones to Clark L. Owen, August 23, 1845

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Anson Jones to Clark L. Owen, August 1845

in the volunteer service of Texas, which I hope


it will suit your feelings and convenience


to accept. Instructions are furn-


ished with the Commission. Should


you conclude to accept and discharge


the duties of this appointment


I leave the manner of carrying


out your instructions to your sound


discretion. You are much nearer


the scene for action than we are


here, and will be governed by cir-


cumstances. I do not wish any


movement made unless upon the


most reliable proof that there is


an actual invasion of the country


made or about to be made


or upon a request from Gen. Tay-


lor. In either of the above events


you will act promptly — but not


otherwise. In the mean time there


need be neither alarm nor excitem-


ent among the people. I should


wish strict discipline enforced and


none enrolled except those who


are willing to be subordinate in


all respects to the officers in


command.

As I have before stated


I do not seriously apprehend a


present invasion on the part of


Mexico. But should such an

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Anson Jones to Clark L. Owen, August 23, 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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