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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