Andrew Jackson Donelson to Sam Houston, November 12, 1847

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Andrew Jackson Donelson to Sam Houston, November 1847

I must confess that I cannot see in

the points of the war a proportionate

reward for its cost.

Is not a line giving us the bay

of Francisco and running thence west

to the Rio Grande and down this

stream to the Gulf, enough for us?

This line can be justified in a military

point of view, and is one which Mexico

ought to give up to enable us to keep the

Indians from her settlements. My

idea is that the defense of this line

and the blockade of the Mexican ports

is a more _______ [?] measure than a

continued war with the Guerillas of that

country, and more politic of us against the supposition

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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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