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

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Eben Allen to Charles H. Raymond, January 1845

President directs me to acknowledge,


meets his entire approbation; and was


conceived in terms corresponding with


the existing relations and the state and


progress of the negotiations between the


two governments, touching that subject.


Should the present session of the Federal


Congress pass by without fixing upon some


definite, tangible, and eligible mode for


carrying into effect the projected scheme


for annexation, it is highly probably that


the people and Government of Texas,


yielding to the natural influence of disap-


pointment, and to an irresistable reaction


consequent upon procrastination; would


feel compelled to consider their connexion


with the measure dissolved.

The evidence required by Mr.


Calhoun touching the case before referred


to will be furnished by this Department


at its earliest possible convenience, and


will, as I trust, be forwarded in season


for the necessary action of the Congress


of the United States upon the subject, at


the present session. In as much, however,


as all the witnesses connsant [/] of the


necessary facts, reside some four hundred


miles distant from our seat of


Government, some time must necessarily


elapse before the requisite testimony can


be obtained and forwarded.

I am


Dear Sir


with sentiments of great esteem


Your obedient servant


E. Allen Attorney General


of the Republic and Secty of State, ad interim

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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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