James Pinckney Henderson to Sam Houston, May 20, 1844

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James Pinckney Henderson to Sam Houston, May 1844

object as it has aroused a sort of mili-

tary enthusiasm in favor of Texas. Since

the publication of the documents above alluded

to, the President sent in another message &

some documents tending to show the dan-

ger from England's movements and to ex-

plain away many objections taken to

immediate annexation by evidence

&c &c but they refused to publish

them — doubtless because they leave the

Whigs of the south and Mr Benton no

ground to defend their opposition upon

before the people. This it is understood

created very "warm work" in the Senate

and has placed the enemies of the Treaty

in a very awkward position. The

whole country is becoming aroused

on the subject of annexation and should

the Democratic Convention at Balti-

more on Monday next unite upon

Genl [Lewis] Cass and Coln [Richard Mentor] Johnson, Clay will

easily be defeated. I fear however

that the friends of several persons will

urge their claims and prevent any

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James Pinckney Henderson to Sam Houston, May 20, 1844. Andrew Jackson Houston Papers #3473, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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