Ebenezer Allen to Charles H. Raymond, January 10, 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.
with sentiments of great esteem
Your obedient servant
E. Allen Attorney General
of the Republic and Secty of State, ad interim
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.