Triumph and Tragedy: Presidents of the Republic of Texas

Anson Jones to J. Pinckney Henderson and Isaac Van Zandt, February 25, 1844

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Anson Jones to J. Pinckney Henderson and Isaac Van Zandt, February 1844

 

Dept of State
Washington Feb 25th 1844  

Gentlemen,  

            The President having duly
empowered you under sircumstances [sic]
conditions which have already been specified
to open negotiations for a Treaty of
Annexation with the United States of
America you will proceed in
conjunction in effecting a Treaty for the Same,
taking as the basis of your action
the instructions given by the Secretary
of State, the Hon. S.F. Austin, to our
Minister at Washington in 1836 & those
furnished to you respectively
by myself on the 27th of January
Ulto & 15th of Feb. Inst.  

            These instructions are
deemed sufficiently ample
for your direction
& upon mature reflection more minute
ones are deemed unnecessary[.] The
President relies upon your intimate
knowledge of the interests of this coun-
try & the wishes of its government
to meet any point which may
arise in the discussion of the Subject
with the authorities of the United
States & not
embraced in the instructions already
given as above refered [sic] to.
There are two points
however not embraced in those

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Anson Jones to J. Pinckney Henderson and Isaac Van Zandt, February 25, 1844. Texas Secretary of State Records, U.S. Diplomatic Correspondence, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

 
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