the commencement of this dispatch you
will be governed by those heretofore given
by this Government to its Ministers on
It is desirable that the
greatest secrecy and dispatch should
be observed in the conducting [of] this very
delicate and important matter. And
that you should keep the Government
constantly advised of your progress,
and of every thing connected with
I have the honor to be,
Your Obt Svt.
(signed)) Anson Jones
Genl J Pinckney Henderson
Special Agent of the Republic of Texas
Anson Jones to J. Pinckney Henderson, February 15, 1844. Andrew Jackson Houston Papers, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.