Joseph Crawford to Sam Houston, June 7, 1837

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Joseph Crawford to Sam Houston, June 1837

And it has occurred to me, that the introduction of a Bill


for the Registration of Slavs [sic], would be a check in the


mean time to the accursed traffic carrying on clandestinely


from Cuba into Texas, & could you not have such a Bill


Passed? for then every man[‘]s slaves might be mustered


occasionally by the local authorities, so that no new blacks


could be introduced without the knowledge of Government[.]

I have stated that a Commissioner is to be sent to


England immediately. Who is to go, and when? for I


have not been able to learn that any body is appointed[.]


The sooner he goes the better, for the sooner you’ll get


your Bonds disposed of. This Country can do nothing


for some time to come in arranging a loan for you &


they’ll have to go to London at last[.] Along with the


Commissioner to the Brit. Govt should go the Commissioners


to dispose of the Bonds, that is my opinion, and you will


I hope excuse me for venturing it so boldly[.]

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Joseph Crawford to Sam Houston, June 7, 1837. Andrew Jackson Houston Papers #1169, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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