Andrew Jackson Donelson to Sam Houston, November 12, 1847

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Andrew Jackson Donelson to Sam Houston, November 1847

the newspapers of England, which almost


invariably speak of our present war as


the result of our covetousness. They cannot


however withhold an occasional tribute


to the valor of our arms; and they even


go so far as to communicate the fate


of the brave men that have been led


by Genl Scott to the capitol of the enemy.


My reply to them is that it is impossible


for 8000 of our soldiers to be reduced to the


necessity of capitulating: and that if ten


times their number were to give them


battle at any intermediate city they


could cut their way to Vera Cruz.

But whist my faith is so strong


in the bravery of our officers and men

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Andrew Jackson Donelson to Sam Houston, November 12, 1847. Andrew Jackson Houston Papers #3654, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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