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Congressional Edition Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 Excerpt: ... still both the right and duty of that Government to repel a Mexican invasion, and should such an event occur, it would be extremely convenient, if not absolutely necessary, to have an agent of Texas in the City of Washington. Other circumstances might be adverted to which would render this highly proper. Whilst, therefore, the President cannot receive you in a diplomatic character, he will be much gratified should you deterrnine to remain in this City as an agent of Texas. In that capacity you may render essential service to both Countries. In arriving at these conclusions, the President requests me to assure you of his sincere regard for the President of Texas and his regret that he has not been able to comply with his wishes in regard to your reception. With sentiments of Respect I Remain Yours truly Signed James Buchanan To W. D. Lee Esquire etc. etc. etc. (Copy.) Washington city 8 Septr 1845. Dear Sir I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt to day, of your communication of the 6th. Inst. informing me, that, for reasons which you assign, the President of the United States entertains the opinion, that it would not be proper to receive a charge d'affaires from the Government of Texas and thus treat it as a foreign nation. But that he will be much gratified, should I determine to remain in this city as an agent of Texas. In reply to your communication, I can only state, that I have no commission, or authority, under which I can hold official intercourse with the Government of the United States on the part of the Govt. of Texas, other than that of acting chargfi d'affaires, and that I have transmitted to the President of Texas, a copy of your communication, and shall wait here his further instructions. Meantime I have the honor to Remain, with grea... Hide synopsis

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