Anson Jones to Ashbel Smith, July 14, 1844

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Anson Jones to Ashbel Smith, July 1844

It is scarcely possible for Mexico

to invade this country and it is more

than probably that this vaporing on

her part is only to give color to

her pretended title to Texas, for

the purpose of making better terms

for herself, in any arrangement

she may feel disposed to make

for its final relinquishment.

The condition of the country

is at this time highly prosperous, the

revenues are now being collected and dis-

bursed entirely in gold and silver, the

present crops promise to be abundant

and the people are fully prepared

and willing to meet the issue

of peace or war, as destiny and

the honor, safety, and welfare of the

nation may determine or require.

I have the honor to remain

with the highest respect

Your Most Obt Svt

Signed Anson Jones

To Ashbel Smith Esq.

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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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