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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;
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