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The distinction between a legation and an embassy was gradually dropped following World War II. Wharton as commissioners to the United States to seek U. Texas President Sam Houston appointed Wharton as Minister Plenipotentiary to the U. in November 1836 (heading the Texas Legation in Washington, D. Shortly afterward, Bee traveled to South Carolina to visit family and did not return to Washington until December, due partly to health problems. By August 1842 Isaac Van Zandt was Minister Plenipotentiary (or chargé d’affaires). At the end are 15 unnumbered but related items, also in chronological order, plus an alphabetical index. Return to the Table of Contents [especially Documents 4602.1 thru 4602.195 (dating 1839-1841), but also other documents scattered throughout the collection, constituting the later correspondence of the Republic of Texas Legation in Washington, D. Not in Austin Papers.][Content: Reports good progress organizing the Republic of Texas government, Army, and Navy; excitement of populace to become part of U. The writer reports that Mexico is not pleased that Santa Anna will be released; Bustamante is already in Mexico; confidence that their business dealings will work out properly; 0,000 expected in a few days; things will turn out better than Toby might expect.][Content: Mostly concerned with events in Mexico (news that 3,000 troops are at Matamoros and 4,000 more at Saltillo (noting that the greater part are convicts); Bustamante's arrival in Mexico and how that has created much excitement; news that Col. Austin has died ("we were aware of his being sick").][Content: Enclosing additional instructions (see next document) and relaying news that the Mexicans are amassing an army at Matamoros; General Houston has left to re-organize the Army; these developments do not appear to disturb the Texans because Henderson observes: "The whole country is quiet and full confidence appears to reign in the minds of all in the government."][Content: Ordering William H.The history of the Republic of Texas legation to the United States began informally in late 1835 with the appointment of Stephen F. In February 1841, Bee was instructed to try to negotiate a general treaty of amity and commerce with Spain and its colony Cuba. Materials do not circulate, but may be used in the State Archives search room. C., 1839-1845.] (Identify the item), Texas Legation (U. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Houston did acquire custody of the records but, rather than depositing them with the Texas Secretary of State in Austin as requested, he instead took them to his home. S.; recently discovered conspiracy of Native Americans in the Nacogdoches District to join the Mexicans last spring to attack Texans (which plot was foiled by the defeat at San Jacinto); urges Wharton to ensure that U. troops continue to be stationed at Nacogdoches.] Stephen F. Wharton (Department of State, Columbia, [Texas]), December 19, 1836[1 page, "No. Wharton and Memucan Hunt to enter into negotiations with Santa Anna before he leaves Washington to arrange for an exchange of prisoners and outlining the conditions under which the negotiations should be conducted.][Content: Extensive review of recent depredations by Native Americans (including two people killed by Caddos presumably), stealing of livestock and horses, and other deplorable instances of murder and bloodshed; because the Caddos flee into U. territory, Wharton and Hunt are instructed to insist to the U. that it keep sufficient forces within the confines of Texas to restrain such acts.][Content: Outlining an elaborate scheme to introduce blacks from the West Indies, asking how the consent of Congress might be attained, promises he could within four months introduce from the West Indies several free blacks as apprentices.][Note: Santa Anna's progress toward Washington is commented on in a January 17, 1837, letter from Wharton to John Forsyth in which he says that on that date Santa Anna arrived in Washington (see Garrison Vol. 166-167).][Content: Discusses various events and people involved in the movement for Texas recognition and annexation; comment that "neither you nor your cause is forgotten by me"; relations with U. Jones withdrew the annexation offer at Houston's request on October 2, 1838, and the Texas Senate approved of the withdrawal on January 23, 1839. By this time former Minister Plenipotentiary Anson Jones had become the last president of the Republic of Texas (December 1844-February 1846). Senator Sam Houston was given authorization to take possession of the books, papers, and belongings of the Legation of the Republic of Texas in Washington D. Secretaries of the Texas legation to the United States included: James M. (Sources include: The Handbook of Texas Online articles "Diplomatic relations of the Republic of Texas" by Joseph W. Southwick; "Anson Jones" by Herbert Gambrell; "Richard G. Wilder; documents from the Andrew Jackson Houston collection as well as the Legation records.) Return to the Table of Contents The Texas legation in Washington, D. should be apprised of such attempts to carry on a piratical commerce by her own citizens through her territory and in American vessells. and to request its co-operation on the Sabine frontier and in the Gulf of Mexico, to enforce the laws for the suppression of the African slave trade."][Content: Regarding going to Texas and taking a company of citizens; the importance of having representatives of the Republic of Texas in large U. Stouffer who perished at Velasco on August 10, 1836, after serving in the Texian Army, enquiring about his demise, and possible benefits due to his heirs.][Content: Asking that he approach Wharton for information such as Austin's pamphlet that his younger brother needs to debate a question in college about the nature of assistance that the United States gave to Texas during its war with Mexico; long letter on historical and legal aspects of Texas independence.][Content: Regarding his and Memucan Hunt's credentials as agents of Texas to the U. "to be used by you in the event of the Government of the United States refusing to receive you as Minister"; denying that James H. After a formal presentation of the subject of annexation to the U. on August 4, 1837, the proposal was hotly debated in the U. Anson Jones replaced Hunt by August 1838, and Hunt became Secretary of the Texas Navy in December 1838. Wharton (1836-1837), Memucan Hunt (1837-1838), Peter Wagener Grayson (1838), Anson Jones (1838-1839), Richard G. (1840-1841), James Reily (1841-1842), Isaac Van Zandt (1842-1845). See also pages 98-101][Content: Reviewing the current situation in Texas as regards being completely free of Mexico; stating Texas must be ready to defeat Mexico again if need be; further informing him that Mexican war ships have sailed from Tampico and that it is vital that the Texas Navy either defeat the Mexican Navy or bottle them up in port in order to prevent another land invasion, which the Mexican Army will not attempt without naval support.][Content: Seeking information on his son Henry S.In 19th-century diplomacy, a legation was a diplomatic representative office lower than an embassy. Dunlap in turn was replaced by Barnard Elliott Bee, Sr. When Sam Houston was elected president again, he began to urge annexation once more. Secretary of State Daniel Webster renegotiated the treaty of amity, commerce, and navigation, which the United States Senate failed to ratify. Return to the Table of Contents These records were at some point sewn into a book format and given page numbers by someone unknown, in roughly chronological order. Cochrane about the cost and schedule for obtaining a 12- or 18-pounder which his brother Henry Williams wants that he is proposing to outfit.][Content: Stating that he and his brother Henry Williams think it would be a good idea if a 12-pounder were ordered from Mr.
Whereas an embassy was headed by an Ambassador, a legation was headed by an Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary. After the Texian victory at San Jacinto in April 1836, and the ratification of the Constitution of the Republic of Texas in September 1836, the people of Texas overwhelmingly voted to seek annexation to the United States of America. recognition of Texas's independence and hopefully also annexation to the United States. in April 1840; he was already in the United States. About two weeks after his inauguration, Houston recalled Bee on December 27, 1841, citing his multiple absences from Washington as being "injurious to the interests of this Government and disrespectful to that of the United States." Houston replaced him with James Reily, who arrived in Washington in March 1842. Houston reappointed Reily, but he was not confirmed because he was opposed to annexation. Senate ratified the treaty of amity, commerce, and navigation in January 1843, but refused to ratify a treaty of annexation in June 1844. The documents are listed in this inventory in more precisely chronological order, with the page numbers indicated. 149-150 (publishes the text of the copy at the State Archives without "Duplicate" at top). Cochrane and two 4-pounders for use by the Texan Army; also relaying news about Toby's legal maneuvers trying to get the [Content: Unattributed and unsigned letter.C., headed by a Minister Plenipotentiary, conducted diplomacy between the Republic of Texas and the United States. recognition of Texas independence, proposals for annexation of Texas to the U. What follows is a history of the legation for that later period.) Mirabeau B. S., the other for Mexican recognition of the Republic provided annexation did not take place. Records of the legation document that diplomatic business, consisting of correspondence (272 items) and an index, dating 1835-1839, 1841, 1843-1845, and undated, bulk 1836-1839. S., boundary issues, Native Americans, the slave trade, relations with Mexico (including the repudiated public and secret Treaties of Velasco), the Texas Navy, financial arrangements for loans, bonds, queries regarding land claims, emigration plans, news of relatives supposedly in Texas, etc. Austin (as Secretary of State of the Republic); succeeding Secretaries of State from Texas, including James Pinckney Henderson and R. Wharton (first minister plenipotentiary of the Texas legation); succeeding Texas ministers plenipotentiary Memucan Hunt and Anson Jones; agents and personnel of the Texas Navy; financial agents for Texas; and persons of note, such as Samuel F. Morse, Joel Poinsett, Robert Triplett, Thomas Toby (acting with his brother Samuel, as Toby and Brother Company), Branch T. For later Texas legation correspondence (1839-1845) see the Andrew Jackson Houston collection. Austin ("In his death the country has sustained an irreparable loss").][Content: Reviewing recent political developments in Texas (including his appointment as Chief Justice); remarking that he doubts annexation will occur any time soon; and mentioning Stephen F. Personal letter with significant political content.][Content: Outlining the difficulties of obtaining munitions and supplies for the Texan Army in the U.Records of the legation document that diplomatic business, consisting of correspondence (272 items) and an index, dating 1835-1839, 1841, 1843-1845, and undated, bulk 1836-1839. S., boundary issues, Native Americans, the slave trade, relations with Mexico (including the repudiated public and secret Treaties of Velasco), the Texas Navy, financial arrangements for loans, bonds, queries regarding land claims, emigration plans, news of relatives supposedly in Texas, etc. Lamar replaced Houston as president in December 1838, and no longer pushed for annexation, but rather tried to strengthen the Republic of Texas as an independent nation. Dunlap as Minister Plenipotentiary to Washington in March 1839. Archer, Thomas Jefferson Chambers, Samuel May Williams, W. The notes in the inventory are full of references to the following: Austin Papers (Barker, Eugene C., editor, , Research Publications, 1983); also Sloan (the original inventory compiled by Dorothy Sloan, October 2004, on which most of the individual document "Notes" and "Contents" descriptions are based). S.; inquiring about status of Texas annexation in Washington; long postscript about Marguerite Preston, a fellow South Carolinian whom he meet on board the steamboat from New Orleans to Cincinnati.][Content: Informing Wharton he is not going to New York today; enclosing 0 in bank notes; requesting that Wharton ask Mr.View Record The Special Committee, was set up by Lever Brothers in 1921.It became the centralised committee in September 1930 and decided Unilever policy and oversaw other management groups.Some albums relate to the business and others to the Lever family (some of the tours may have been personal but these albums are largely thought to relate to business travel). s collection (CON) contains the records of J&J Colman,, which later became Colman Foods, part of Reckitt and Colman plc.