Andrew Jackson Donelson to Sam Houston, November 12, 1847
Let her be chastised — but the policy which
does this should look to peace. I would
take a line for defense and guard it
as our pioneer fathers did theirs against
the wolves and Indians. The Mexican
as a robber and murderer will disappear
at last as did the Indian and the
wolf. Let us only take care that
in our defense against them we do
not run too far into the wilderness
and be obliged to make a Treaty of
fellowship in which we shall adopt
their savage habits.
But enough of this abstract
equation. I must say something of myself.
First of all I have a great big German
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.