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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