The fact that the
negotiations for an armistice in progress
at Sabinas in Feb. last were suddenly interrupted
upon the receipt of the intelligence by
Mexico that a proposition for the annexation
of Texas to the United States had been
Submitted by the latter country, and
that subsequently the information of
the conclusion of the treaty had given
great umbrage to the Mexican Govt
taken in connexion [sic] with the letter of
Gen. Woll seems conclusively to indicate
that these movements of the enemy
have been caused by pending neg-
otiations between the United States
and Texas on the
Subject above refered to.
I have consequently called
this day upon Gen. Howard, Charge’d. Affaires of the U States requesting
him to take early action upon the
assurances given to this Govt by Gen.
Murphy and by Mr. Calhoun and
that the promised aid might be
rendered to Texas by his Government.
Enclosed herewith is a copy
of his reply to my communication
by which you will perceive that Gen. Howard
thinks it necessary to refer the whole matter
back to his government for its action,
and to await instructions from the
city of Washington.
Anson Jones to Charles H. Raymond, August 6, 1844. Texas Secretary of State Records, U.S. Diplomatic Correspondence, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.