Sam Houston to John Forsyth, October 1838

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Sam Houston to John Forsyth, October 1838

Texian Legation


Octr 1838

Sir

Since the date of your correspondence


with Gen. Hunt on the


Subject of the proposition of the Annexation


of Texas to the United States—although


that proposition was then considered


by the Government finally disposed of—Texas has never-


theless continued to be generally regarded by [the]


people of both countries as in the atti-


tude of an applicant for admission


into this union.

In order to prevent any


future misunderstanding upon this


Subject, and believing than [sic] an expl-


icit avowal of its present own policy


in reference to this measure would conduce mutually to the


interests of both countries, the Govern-


ment of Texas has directed the undersigned


most respectfully but unconditionally


to withdraw the proposition.

Accordingly The Undersigned Minister


Plenipotentiary of the Republic of


Texas, in compliance with his

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Sam Houston to John Forsyth, October 1838. Andrew Jackson Houston Papers #1880, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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