"Reprinted from the Quarterly of the Texas state historical association, XV, nos. 3 and 4, and from the Southwestern historical quarterly, XVI, no. 1-XXI, no. 2. January, 1912-October, 1917." "The present publication consists mainly of letters and reports to the British government, hitherto unpublished, written by the two principal British officials stationed in Texas ... Charles Elliot, chargé d'affaires, and William Kennedy, consul at Galveston."--Introduction.