Isaac Van Zandt to John Brower, December 20, 1843

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Isaac Van Zandt to John Brower, December 1843

Confidential

Legation of Texas


Washington 20th Dec


1843

My dear Sir

It is in contemplation to


conclude [sic] a treaty of annexation with this


country during the present session of


Congress. I desire you will do] me the favor


to turn your attention to the matter a little


and advise me as early as possible what


is the amount of interest that could be


brought to bear upon that subject in New


York. I understand a large amount of


our liabilities are held there[.] [I]f a treaty


should be made of course these will


be provided for and must be of great


advantage to the holders. The influence to


be exercised would be with the Senate


of the U.S.. The commercial


interest[s] of New York if generally expected


in behalf of the measure would be of


vital importance as any opposition


to be expected will of course arise at the


North[.] I hope you will communicate to


me fully your views on this point[.]

In haste


truly your friend & svt

I. Van Zandt

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Isaac Van Zandt to John Brower, December 20, 1843. Andrew Jackson Houston Papers #3223, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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