Ebenezer Allen to Charles H. Raymond, January 10, 1845

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Eben Allen to Charles H. Raymond, January 1845

could be properly brought to operate upon


the affairs and interests of Texas. Although


the fond hopes formerly entertained and


frankly expressed by the citizens of the latter


country, that the Star Spangled banner


of our father land would this day wave


over them, have been checked and deferred;


yet, be the final result of the negotiations


tending to such a consummation, what it


may; the able and distinguished efforts


of His Excellency's administration to


secure the rich and abiding fruits, sure


to grow out of annexation effected upon


a proper basis; and to ensure mutually


and reciprocally to the benefit of the two countries,


will ensure to Mr. Tyler the lasting gratitude


of the people of Texas. His policy of annexation


may
or may not attain its object, depending


for success as it does upon the contingent


and uncertain modification and harmony


of conflicting interests and opinions, beyond


the control of either government and inseparable


from the republican institutions of each; but


in its triumph or defeat, Mr. Tyler and his


distinguished supporters in the cause of


annexation, will receive, as a mede [?], if inferior


to their high deserts. Still, it is hoped, not


worth less in their estimation, the enduring


tribute of a nation's thanks.

Your reply to the enquiries so frequently


addressed to you by Members of Congress


and others in the United States, relating


to the present views of this government


in regard to annexation, as communicated


in your private dispatch, under date of


the 17th ultimo, the receipt of which the

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Ebenezer Allen to Charles H. Raymond, January 10, 1845. United States Diplomatic Correspondence, Texas Secretary of State records, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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