Anson Jones to Ashbel Smith, July 14, 1844

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Anson Jones to Ashbel Smith, July 1844

to the President by Gen. Adrian

Woll, announcing the renewal of

hostilities on the part of Mexico.

The complaint set up by Gen. Santa

Anna that Texas has acted per-

fidiously in not sending commiss-

ioners to Mexico agreeably {?] to the

terms of an armistice proposed

at Salinas by the Commissioners

who were sent there & is without any

just foundation in fact.

It was one of the expressed and agreed

conditions upon which those com-

missioners were sent that any

agreement which might be made

by them should not be of any

force unless confirmed by the Sup-

preme govt of Mexico on the one

part and Texas on the other.

This Government immediately on its receipt

regretted this proposed Armistice[,]

information of which was informally

given to Capt Elliot[,] the medium

of communication between us and

Mexico. On the other hand the

Supreme Govt of Mexico failed

to give us notice that she had

approved the acts of the Commiss-

ioners. So that with [sic] by the act of

rejection on the part of this Govt and

the omission on the part of Mex-

ico to notify Texas that she

had approved &

confirmed the Armistice the

same was void and utterly null.

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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.

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