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' .. .4 . V -1. . . RIPUV Kiplcy, illiMNlNMlppi, Tlmi Hilny Morning, November JJi), 18JJ7. Mr m v-B Vol. I. Washington city, September 12, Snt. The un;l ndgned envoy ex traordinary mul minister plenipoten- imrv o uie rr Hiniic oi i oxas ias t in lienor lo acknowledge tho receipt of. the note oi mo nonoraoio Mr i'orsyth, Secretary of State of tho United States of tho.23:!i of August in reply to the Deposition which ho had th - - - - I - - - honor tosubmitontho -1th of tho same month to negotiate a treaty for the annexation of Texas to tho United States. The undersigned was aware that in recognising tho independence of Texas the question of right was not taken into consideration by tho Gov ernment of the United States. It was will) a proper understanding of tho settled policy of this (Jovernment in similar cases that the claim of Texas to the justice of a recognition was placed by his colleague and himself opon tier actual existence as an inde pendent Power, and tho imnossibil ityofa reconquest at tho hands nf i . . . : . Mexico. Although bv the 'iann of that negotiation the ouestinn nf fact was satisfactorily determined it was not deemed inappropriate, af ter the: misrepresentations ! of the late envoy extraordinary and in ink. ter plenipotentiary of Mo face the proposition for tho anno. lion of Texas to tho United States a" plain statement of tho cau ses which Jed to and th winch grew out nf Ur c--: 01 iUe.XlCO Rn . cnnbic! mg that they can never be rcuhitted; and, for an additional reason which win presently show, the- under ;T IT? uhndul to by Mr.ofTe.xaH to eMn.d its ri i ' ovation of relations ohowlicro on terms mcj la.ornwo to mown weharoimd nr-. ' i.i ii . , uimiiuii im wo co- 'vuiv m pe n ci v natural hut venerable ex-Proftidnnt. unn M fmvn Innnitn nin,,.n ..: , r,. ... i . 1 , irai, uui Lo t,.rtPmi(nj . . . , , " . i, , , ' . 3 ,1 um.iiniri(i i lor-i'i'i'in siiiiH'u azures iIr Forav'S ..evented an exanimation nUo th,ida by the act of irrespective (Jov- that r,u h endeavor r ,L' : - aituiacy oi tno historical facts ac-ernnient is aclinowlnUpd It.. ,i.Jrml fVnm r . . 1' r? . -"""vwiw. I" ""v tMiryiHopuuouioino ,ien,ii (linen nee nlmdcd to by Mr of 'J contrary t.mt neither a snmo of, duly jForsyth between the annexation cf'reln or tho settle, policy of tins (Jovem- lindependentTexas by herown volun-Ta vc thunt, during t lo administration of the tary net and the acquisition of the co-'peri "f or uio recovery otiwouia do an sirtnnvnnw l nii.: nosu nn .Pii n Tcxa.fc Mexico at this time a, tl rr oft tl.o nart of.1.7, rfTvT ..' m a"u PW. was of tho roconauost of MMi U n'eoolo v!m n " ..r" .""ui . . J" . ' . ""JV5 "'". m- 0a ill. at t in timn t Iflf rirw-o tin'. lrr....r : . V ..... i , J, . "U CtatOS . '.. ..... v,re,aitf(u,ft' luiniury proposed to be uu uuuuvea inauno cnargo d'ahairs translerrcd while the latter WftM . . oaub mo aci oi annex ation of Texas would invnlv rr . t . . w. . .iiw otatcs in a war with MatU oi tunc the undersigned is at n Inc tninhnhiim-.ts pcrceivo why a similar result Was not After tho assurance of t!. nnnnra anticipated with Spain in the event bio Mr Forsyth that a snn nf Ant. and a reverence for consistency ieil ...... , . . -" k;tOHM which he had the honor tn mm.. eatn in hie mtn Plw .i , , , . . uu u - - "'"w UIO 'Jill Ul iVUffllSI !seem to have been the rcaultofanarbi- Suld however, the foreign com- ",Y.,ai ailu oincr relations of the re pulihc of Texas nccownfiiv uJ.ki such as seriously to effect the inter- trary right on the nart of ilm litan Governments, to dispose of tho .viiHuuai iJussussmns C.P.IiP.rt hv l iam . , . . . T fi .IH, III ""iiuui regarn to tno wishes of the of a cession of Texas by Mexico. Texas asked nothing "more of tho U. States in pronosinff to nnnrntiata f,r her annexation than tho United States had previously desired of iuuxico, w.icn General Jackson was at the head of this Government ; for Mexico was then as much at war w-ifli Spain as Texas now is with Mnvin and it is bolicved that as friendly trea-tyandcommercialrelaonsoxisfPflbn. tWocn Spain and the. United Stites at mui 1,1 111111:111 iiii mrn.irivn leading the wav dQpendcnco of Tcxastho confdsses somo sumrise at thn intimn. Hon ot Mr Forsyth that tho circum stanse of her having boenjirst recog nised by the United Stales should ?n any manner 'influeuce the foreign in tercourse 01 lexas., However much the Government of Texas msiv bn disposed to enconragethe mostfricn- signed adheres to the opinion that -T miuamu 01 iacis wnicn 'nonofloraWo Secretary of State de units examining into cannot be yarded as irrelevant in a proposi . for tno annexation of Texas to :ifjn 1 niA .1 n , .Tho venerable cx-Prcsident Gen. ST v 'ls 80 strongly imnrcssed 'jtoabclicfatono time during his dmmstration that tho nogot&tion -Fnaingior tho acquisition of i would be brought to a spec and favorable issue that he tcn the ojFicc of Governor of tho uV?f Texas t0 the lato Gover 7 'G. Burton of North ' Carolina, entered upon so soon as the MJ of cession should bo comple- VVUIIIIII ll",llnit f V r namk.&nA that time as are now maintaihed aly relations with the Government ofi uunvuuu me unuoa states and JMcxi- tno u. states, the unders "nod n. surestho honorable Secretary of State mat ino uovcrnment ot Texas does CO. In addition to the fact that this Gov Vernment when administered hv tUn uj wio iicrmnagc proposed the acquisition of Texas by purchase from Mexico many years be! nmonot her lndependonco bv Sriain tho Undersigned most resnectfidrv .t w . . . j invites tne attcntioa ot the hononih e the Secretary of State to tho report of iuu xiousu oi ivepresentauvcs oi thti State of Mississippi contained in a newspaper Which ho herewith pre sents. That report which i saiil tn I - - - - - have been adopted unanimously al ludes in strong terms to the subiectof tho right of this Government to admit Texas into its 'confederacy; and tho undersigned refers to it tlms nartir 11- larly, that he may be sustained by high authority, when ho assures th; Secretary of. State of the United jests of the U. States, or any portion w.. .wi, hiu unuersigned conceive that it would be unreasonable fof the Government and been freely proffered i all she could bestow and yet declined thn nflV,w 1 . . A , " v.a tj ? complain of her on the ground of ookingtohcr owh interest primari ly. . Te.Xas has ceneroiislv ntV.. U inergo her national w . , ----- -...611w M tt domestic one and to bocomn n stituent part of this gr at confederacy, j I ho refusal of this G jvcrnm.7nt to accept tho overture must lore ver screen her from Mho i vvilfully injuring the great .interests" of: trio United States should such n suit accrue from anv commni other relations which she may find it necessary or expedient to enter ihio fGo 'Iipc; uuns appoiannont. e sa.no principles it appears to the S'Prwcro involved m the ifrl Z r tno acquisition of Tex ,S MefXILC0 Previously to the re gion of the indcDctidiiicfi of tho . d Ll pain which afQ novvpreson " y the question of th hnnprnrim exas to the United States previ Vo th e recognition of her-in'de: 2?'-bf llexScoi and had his ;celtencythePresiderit of the United 8ll f lUUIUUl UIUUDK6U entertained any rincUnation to 6itate n fni.. ..t . L.w . , 7 v.- "r ne annexation fMen'herfas h had expressed JCierminat inn t . .if. th 5K- arf th6 undersigned but aistmguished Anf n K States that, in subtnittins th' nrono. sition of annexation, it was far from his intention to ask the Government of the United States to accede, to a measure which Mr. Forsyth was in structed to say was believed to ; in volvo uniust principles. The under signed assure the Secretary of State of tho , United States that ho could not knowingly consent to be the me dium of presenting any proposition asking of tho United States a disregard of just principles. : . . , k Tho honorahlo Mr Forsyth will pardon tho undersigned for expressing the opinion which appears to him un deniable- that a sovereign Pawerhas as perfect a right to dispose' of the whole of itself and a second Power to acquire it as it has to dispose of ortlv a part of itself and a second Pbwior to acquire that part only ; and that the acquisition of the' whole territory of a sovereign Power could no morn objected to on the ground of const kri- . - .... . . - ... . not consider that anv nartiVnhr fnr. with foreign nations i eign policy was implied or ma(Jn hia. Should it br fniitiT mg upon her by tho circu stance ollpcdient hereafter for the proper pro ber independence having been first motion of the interests of. her own recognised by, tho Government of the citizens to lav hiirh" duties 11 rWn . 1.- U. States.' Thv3 rcurese!itntirnj nf.cotton.f ....... .-.-". .17. po"'n wvr ".'iioif ciy IINU1U- lexas, in their intercnamros wit.'i f. fuctured in tUo. lhutA reign rowers, will not excont the re cognition of . her inJependence, un- iuss in uuuomimuiKiun mis respect In all their nexrooiutinns nml trmhoe with foreign' 'Powers, the best inter- ests or their own Government and people will doubtless be cansnlt.-d. and, must indicate the policy which they will be directed to adopt. . With even tho same nernianent nnlicv in iic commercial interchanires with the II. ins care of her own wi.Ifir n,l n states which may exist with .the penty after having been refused ad most favored nation, tho undersigned mission into this Union - i trr.rt? cannot guaranty lor ms Movernment upon tlie pork and beef and stulfsso abundantly, produced irithat ju buuu us wouia amount to an almost total prohibition of the intro duction ; of those articlos : into 4 th country, much as her G OVornmnht and people would rosrrct tho nc.B. Isity of the adoption of such a policy, s'ie would -bo exculpated from the slightest imputation of blanio for tak- that any advantages accrue there from to tho manufacturing interests of the U. States; for it is understood that that great interest is mainlvsus- f , W . mf tamed in the U; States bv tho orotec- tion afforded by high duties against the competition of similar interest ' in foreign nations where labor and-the es for mmufacturing are s.. more availablo and at cheaper rate Sucli being the case, it is apparent .... . r . tnat even should no detriment ac crue to the manufacturing mtcrcst of tho United States from the vicin ity of Texas rts an indopendont nation, certainly no advantage ef fecting that interest can be anticipa ted." ..,-.' . -- : . The apprehension of the honora blo Mr.Forsvt!i : that tho refusal of this Government to negotiate for a trcatyof annexation thereby decli- The efforts which the Govern ment of tho undersigned is inakinir to open a coinmcrpiar intercourse "with Urcat lintainand France, it js belie ved, will succeed: : - Awirt -i from t K a disposition of thoe two Powers to a vail themselves of tho great advanta ' ges which must result to every na tion with which Texas may form in timate commercial relations, it i hn iieved that they, as well as the Uni ted-States, cherish a liberal sympa thy for a people who have encoun' rcred the most cruel treatment et the ' hands of rMexico-a nation whJ.k has so little regarded tho Jaws nf rL vilized countries, in prosecU!ing a sa vago war of externn'nation: naninc the citizens of the Government of the undersigned, and that too, against a people who proudly' claim the realm of Britain an(' France as the homes ot their ancestry.' And the nodes ung all the commercial and other siirncd cxnrossies a hnlinf ;--' . w . ... i , . 3 ,1 D r- - ui me ad vantages w.nch would bo . secured ! crowned heads of England andFrance tionai right han tho acquisition of a by that mcasurb may iriduc6 an at- and their majesties" ministers, ' will part ofihat territbryonry rho ina jteinpton the part onhe Govefnme bo without some feelings of mu; 1 i., II -to ... .