James Buchanan to Juan Almonte, March 10, 1845

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James Buchanan to Juan Almonte, March 1845

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The undersigned Secretary of


State of the United States had re-


ceived the note of General Almonte,


the Envoy Extraordinary of the Mexican Republic,


of the 6th instant, addressed to his prede-


cessor, the Hon'ble John C. Calhoun, protest-


ing in the name of his Government


against the resolution of the late


Congress for annexing Texas to the United


States and he has submitted the same


to the President.

In answer, the undersigned is in-


structed to say that the admission of


Texas as one of the States of this Union,


having received the sanction both of the


Legislative and Executive Departments


of the Government, is now irrevocably


decided so far as the United States


are concerned. Nothing but the re-


fusal of Texas to ratify the terms and


conditions on which her admission depends


can defeat this object. It is, therefore,

General Almonte.


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James Buchanan to Juan Almonte, March 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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