Kenneth L. Anderson to Sam Houston, May 1842

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Kenneth L. Anderson to Sam Houston, May 1842

Private

San Augustine


May 8th 1842

To Genl Houston

Dear Sir

I intended to have


written you long since in conformity


with the promise made you but have had


nothing that could posably [sic] be of Intrust [interest][.]


We have nothing at this point from


the United States & nothing from beyond


Crockett. We have many reports from


the West & South said to have Came [sic] through


verry [sic] respectable Gentlemen who were


traveling etc. I have pleasure in


assuring you my dear Sir that


the Credit given them by the citizens is


not sufficient to Compensate the im-


porters much less the little retailers


at this miserable species of [traffic?]


first we are told that the Govt is being


administered at the City of Houston by the


President & at Austin by the Vice-Presi-


dent[,] that the President in violation


of all his declarations to the Contrary


is useing [sic] freely the Public Treasury &


that in the absence of all law authorizing


the Same & in oposition [sic] to the salum [solemn]


protest of the Secy of the Treasy


that he has resolved to invade Mexico


without without [sic] the Sanction of


Congress as Circumstances may


make necessary[,] that he spends his


time between the Cities of Houston &


Galveston purfectly [sic] abandoned to


disipation [sic][,] that that [sic] familier [sic]


with the true Condition of affairs

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Kenneth L. Anderson to Sam Houston, May 1842. Andrew Jackson Houston Papers #2480, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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