Fairfax Catlett to Sam Houston, September 5, 1837

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Fairfax Catlett to Sam Houston, September 1837

have terminated very unfavorably for the present


Question. He cannot be reelected[.] [William C.] Rives and


[Thomas Hart] Benton will both be candidates for the next Presi-


dency. The Whigs are talking of bringing out


Mr Clay once more. The old Jackson party is on


the end of a split upon the subject of the currency[.]


Benton and his followers in favour of an exclusive


metallic currency and the sub Treasury against.


Mr Rives and the conservatives in favour of a


limited issue of paper and the State Banks.


Mr Van Buren is losing ground and will not be


able to keep his party together. Polk has been


elected Speaker over Bell by a small majority.

Under the impression that it is a


privilege which I may venture to add


without fear of intrusion, and that your


Excellency would like to be freely ad-


vised of the progress of matters and


at the Court, I shall encourage a hope [?]


communications which I shall take the liber[ty] [of]


sending you occasionally, will not be unaccep-


table.

With due respect and consideration


I have the honor to be etc.


Fairfax Catlett

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Fairfax Catlett to Sam Houston, September 5, 1837. Andrew Jackson Houston Papers #1314, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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