James Pinckney Henderson to Sam Houston, May 20, 1844
nomination by that Convention. Mr
Tyler I think is determined to run, and tho
I would be glad to see him President yet
I am sure he cannot be elected even with
all the strength of the annexation ques-
tion. It must be some northern Tariff
man. Cass is the best chance — he has come
out in favor of immediate annexation.
Clay's friends in the South still say that
he will annex us if elected — how c an
he do so consistently with his letter?
They say they still go for Clay and
annexation. I send you a copy of
a letter from Genl Jackson to myself
in reply to the one I mentioned in
my last. I have only shown it to Cal-
houn and Walker in great confidence.
They are delighted to see his firmness
and look forward with great interest
to see the publication of the letter
he alludes to. The Treaty will not be
disposed of for several days.
Yours very truly
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.