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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