Andrew Jackson Donelson to Sam Houston, November 12, 1847

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Andrew Jackson Donelson to Sam Houston, November 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

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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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