Ebenezer Allen to Andrew Jackson Donelson, June 23, 1845

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Eben Allen to Andrew Jackson Donelson, June 23, 1845

Department of State


Washington 23. June 1845.

The undersigned Attorney General of the Republic of Texas


charged ad interim with the direction of the Department


of State by order of His Excellency the President,


has the honor of transmitting to the


Hon. Mr. Donelson Charge d Affaires of the United States


[?] this government. The Enclosed copy of a


Joint Resolution adopted by both houses of the Congress of


Texas on the 21st inst. and this [?] received and approved by the President.


Declaring the consent of the existing government of


this Republic to the terms of the proposition for annexation, tendered


by the United States through the Hon. Mr. Donelson on the


31st of March ultimo to the Government and People


of Texas.

To all true friends of the great cause of


annexation and especially to the Hon. Mr. Donelson, whose energies and


talents have been so ably and faithfully devoted to the success of that


process, it must be particularly gratifiying to observe the harmony and unanimity with


which the Resolution has passed thro the houses of Congress


and received the Executive approval.

Rejecting the idea of separate nationality,


although


commanded to their choise by the proferred


recognition of their independence by Mexico, and the


countenance of powerful European sovereignties, the


people of this country have thus evinced by


most decided manifestations their strong but natural


preference for


the advantages of voluntary incorporation into the American union,


and their strong attachment to the free institutions of


that great and glorious Republic.




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Ebenezer Allen to Andrew Jackson Donelson, June 23, 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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