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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