Isaac Van Zandt to Sam Houston, April 4, 1844

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Isaac Van Zandt to Sam Houston, April 1844

Mr Calhoun voluntarily said that


should you desire in the event of annexation


you would receive the appointment of


Govenor [sic]. I and Genl H both replied to


him that in the event it was tendered to


you we had no doubt of your acceptance


although we had no such intimation


from you[.] In this I hope we were not


mistaken[.]

Annexation is still the great


topic[.] Our opponents evidently feel


uneasy and are making desperate efforts[.]


Three of the Northern states have endeavored


to pass resolutions instructing their


senators to vote against annexation[.] [T]hey


have however failed in every instance[.]


I allude to Pennsylvania New York


& Maine[.] It is now thought certain


that when it is seen that the measure


will come up Mr Van Buren and


Mr Clay will both declare for it[.]

I will write you frequently as we proceed


and at the same should your leasure [sic] permit


would be very glad to hear from you[.]

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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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