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    Excellent Texas Letter from 1845: "The Mexican government has applied to Congress... to a treaty with the Texans... Mexico will do anything rather than see the annexation." The letter, April 29, 1845, from L. G. Kauffman of Wm. Drunins Co. in Mexico writes to Huth & Co. London -- England International shippers. The first sheet of the letter is missing. The second page reads, "have requested Mr. Petersen to send forward the quads we ordered, so as to arrive as soon as may be after the 15 Sep. As far as the silk handkfs we ordered they may come forward by the earliest opportunity, further will be no change in the duties at Silks. The Mexican government has applied to Congress parlance to a treaty with the Texans about reorganizing their independence, to which step is warmly urged by the foreign ministers here, and Mexico will do anything rather than see the annexation to the United States take place. A small U. States Squadron has arrived at VaCruz, but without hostile intentions, and we have no apprehensions of any quarrel with the U. States. Reconfirming our... to your usual kind care we remain very truly dear sirs, your mos. obdt Servants." It is interesting that this letter was forwarded by J. W. Schmidt & Co. & Vogel New York (a private U.S. forwarder in manuscript markings) and then through Harnden Express to England with a red handstamp from Boston, making it a very collectible Americana stampless cover with British ship handstamp. Left New York on May 31, 1845, and England on June 14. It was answered July 1. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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    April, 2005
    13th Wednesday
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