Biennial Report of the Texas Library and Historical Commission Volume 1

Biennial Report of the Texas Library and Historical Commission Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...in respect to the people of this Country, no positive instructions can be given you as to the performance of the various duties which may devolve upon you. The foregoing views are offered more as suggestions to you than as positive mandates. The cardinal points of your Mission are the restoration of peace, the acknowledgment of the Independence of Texas, and the recognition of her limits as defined by the Act of Congress before referred to. All beyond this is left to your own judgment. You are well acquainted with the condition of this Country, its prospects, wishes, and expectations, and also of its ability to sustain itself in the event of a future conflict; and the President, relying much on your ability to conduct matters of so much delicacy and importance, refers its details to the exercise of your sound discretion, being well assured that the honor, reputation and interests of the nation will be safe in your hands. Wishing you all prosperity, individually and officially, and that entire success may crown your Mission I have the honor to be with great respect Your obedt. servt. James Webb Sir I am instructed by the President to inform you that in conformity with our late verbal understanding, You are hereby constituted and appointed a private and confidential agent for the Government of Texas for the purpose of ascertaining the disposition of the government of Mexico in regard to a negociation of a peace between the two nations, and if practicable, to prepare the initiatory arrangements for such a negociation. To effect this object it will be necessary for you to repair with all convenient expedition to the City of Mexico. But as great privacy-and circumspection are indispensible in all your preparatory move ments, it will perhaps be...show more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236876474
  • 9781236876478