Andrew Jackson Donelson to Sam Houston, November 12, 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
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.