Andrew Jackson Donelson to Sam Houston, November 12, 1847

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Andrew Jackson Donelson to Sam Houston, November 1847

that large portions of the populous settlements

of Mexico are to be annexed. This

supposition would of course require us to

maintain Genl Scott where he is, but it

would require the subjugation and annexation

of all the country — a fearful extremity

to the principles of those who voted for

the admission of Texas.

I may be too distant from the scene

of action to form a just opinion or

may be already spoiled by European

________ [?], but I cannot help being

stalled as though I were about to lose

some portion of my security in the onward

prosperity of our country, when it is

proposed to incorporate the whole of

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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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