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

 

instructions to which your attention
will be directed.  

            The first is The number
of States into which the territory
of Texas shall be subdivided[.]
It is presumable that in the
settlements already made there
is a sufficient population to
constitute one State, according to
the requirements of the Federal
Constitution & that the remaining
territory of the Republic is sufficiently
large to constitute three more
at a future period. You will
therefore provide in the Treaty
for the ultimate creation
of at least four States and for their ad-
mission into the union as soon
as the population of the respective
territories of which they are to
be composed shall be sufficient
for
that purpose & in the mean time
territorial governments shall be
established and maintained as
circumstances & the wants of the people residing in those may render
proper and necessary[.]  

            The Second point is the
disposition of the Navy of Texas[.]
In relation to this you will
provide that all the national vessels shall become
the property of the United States
and that its government shall
pay to the builders of the vessels
the price of the same agreeably
to contract with a reasonable
interest on the amount.

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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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