without loss of time, and in consequence of the communication between that gentleman and the government of Texas, President Houston has published a decree, of which I have the honour to enclose a copy, in which he directs that hostilities shall cease forthwith on the frontier of Texas. I have the honour to advise your excellency that it may be brought to the notice of his excellency, that he may communicate to me the measures which the said decree, a copy of which is enclosed, may suggest, in order that I may inform the chargé d'affaires of her majesty in Texas for the information of her government.
I have the honour to be, with the highest consideration, your most obedient humble servant,
|Percy W. Doyle|
|National Palace, Mexico, July 7th, 1843|
Dear Sir, - by your letter, under date of yesterday, I am informed of what has taken place in consequence of the proposals of which the lawyer Robinson, one of the Texian prisoners, was the bearer, to terminate the war which Mexico has sustained with the just purpose of preserving her territory entire. I have also received a copy of the provision (proclamation) dictated on the armistice, which result has been obtained by the measures taken by you through the gentleman charged with the affairs of her Britannic majesty near said Mr. Houston. I have brought this to the notice of his excellency the provisional President, and he has advised me forthwith to render you his thanks, as I have the honour to do, for the part you have taken in a matter of so great importance, and of which Mexico has not lost sight. The good offices and actions which you have been pleased to interpose in the matter merit a special mention and corresponding  gratitude; therefore, his excellency the President, instigated by the best motives, has directed that the necessary orders shall issue from the office of war for the suspension of hostilities between Mexico and Texas, as is expressed in the annexed copies which I have the honour to transmit you, and the fulfillment of which will be exact and rigorous. With this beginning, his excellency the President will see with satisfaction that you should make known to Mr. Houston, through said agent of her Britannic majesty in Texas, that commissioners may come with competent instructions, based upon the propositions which Robinson took, with the understanding that their journey to Mexico may be made by sea or land, and that they will be received and treated like those from Yucatan, as his excellency is animated with the best and purest intentions towards both departments.
In manifesting to you the manner in which your notice has been received, and the measures which, in consequence, have been taken so conformable to his designs, I have the honour to repeat my considerations as your most affectionate and obedient servant.
J.M. de Bocanegra
|Mexico, July 7th, 1843|
To General Adrian Woll, Commander-in-chief of the Army of the North.
Excellent Sir, - By the accompanying documents you will be fully informed that Mr. Samuel Houston has proclaimed an armistice in the department of Texas, in consequence of the admission of the propositions which the lawyer, Mr. Robinson, made, that they might be made the basis for a discussion, the result of which should be an agreement whereby the rights of the Republic