Isaac Van Zandt to Sam Houston, April 4, 1844

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Isaac Van Zandt to Sam Houston, April 1844

Washington DC


April 4th 1844.

Private

Dear General

Up to this time we have


taken no positive steps in the negotiation;


Mr Calhoun has been reading and preparing


himself upon the subject. In an interview


on today he expressed his readiness to proceed


with the discussion tomorrow morning. He


further remarked after reading the points


agreed upon between Judge Upshur and


myself that he was of opinion no difficulty


would arise between him and Genl H[enderson] &


myself[.] The preliminary movements


discussed between Judge Upshur and


myself and afterwards between Dr Jones


and Genl Murphy as to the disposition


of the military & naval force will receive the


assent of the President as well as Mr


Calhoun. Mr Calhoun remarked that


he was astonished that any one should


stickle upon the subject— — — —

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Isaac Van Zandt to Sam Houston, April 4, 1844. Andrew Jackson Houston Papers #3414, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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