William Kidd to Sam Houston, April 27, 1837

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William Kidd to Sam Houston, April 1837

New Orleans April 27th 1837

In the Dearie [Diario]-del-Gobierno de Mexico of the 2nd April 1837


it is stated that the Secretaries of State and of war presented themselves


in Congress two days before and that the former Manifested to this


Assembly the fact that by the Bee of New Orleans of the 13th March


it appeared the United States had recognized the Independence


of Texas, and named a Plenipotentiary near that New Republic


that although these documents could not be considered as completely


official yet appearing in a Journal of the Government of Louis[iana]


the thing could not be doubted, and that this being an act


which attacks and offends decidedly the sovereignty of the Nation,


The Mexican Government have formed a Protest against


the measure.” Immediately following this Editorial notice


is a copy of an article from the Bee under the Heading of


Recognition of the Republic of Texas, then follows a copy


of the speech of the Mexican Secretary of War. He tells the


Congress, that this event has been dexterously prepared


many years back, that they have been witness of the


management and intrigues with which the United States


have tenaciously endeavored to acquire a part of


the Territory of Mexico with the same punic faith with


which they obtained the Floridas[.] He further charges


the United States with preparing armed expeditions


to aid the rebel colonists, with insulting Mexican Vessels[,]


conducting them them [sic] to American Ports, and there treating


them as Pirates, while the true Pirates displayed a New


and unknown flag in the same ports and received every kind


of assistance and protection. ([I]n another part it says) and


our Men are now ready to enter on that ungreatful [sic] soil


and the God of Battles will be with them because it is a war


of Justice etc. etc.

What will be the alternative preferred by


the people of the U.S. War! immediate War!! against


the Despotic government and Savage Army of Mexico[.]

Sir[,] This is but a short sketch of

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William Kidd to Sam Houston, April 27, 1837. Andrew Jackson Houston Papers #1024, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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