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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