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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