with a formal recognition of our Independence, and
also, that you will have received the expected inform-
ation in relation to the second object of your miss-
ion. It is important that the result of your
inquiries be made known before the approaching
election in September.
David G. Burnet
P.S. I also transmit to you copies of the treaties
lately concluded between this Government and Presi-
dent Santa Anna, inasmuch as it may become necess-
ary to refer to the documents in relation to the
It will be very evident to you that the secret
Treaty should be carefully kept from the press.
This copy has been taken from the one in
possession of President Santa Anna, who has transmitted
a copy to President Jackson.
David G. Burnet to James Collinsworth and Peter Grayson, July 8, 1836. Executive Records Books, Texas Secretary of State, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.