Anson Jones to Ashbel Smith, July 14, 1844
Department of State
Washington July 14 1844
My last dispatch to you
was under date of the 26th March
last. Since then I
have had the pleasure of
receiving your several com-
munications to the 2d. June ulto.
The views you have ex-
pressed in your conversation with
Lord Aberdeen as detailed in
your letter of the 2d June are ap-
proved by the Department.
The Treaty for the an-
nexation of Texas to the U. States
having been rejected, the atten-
tion of the government is
again turned to the
subject of our relations with Mexico.
The absence of the President at this
time prevents me from giving you
his views in detail at the present
moment on this matter. The intell-
igence of the British and French
Governments will not fail to
make them perceive the importance
of an early and decisive action on their part
in reference to a settlement of
the difficulties between this country
and Mexico, and the establishment
of our unconditional independence
Anson Jones to Ashbel Smith, July 14, 1844. English Diplomatic Correspondence, Texas Secretary of State records, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.