James Pinckney Henderson to Sam Houston, May 20, 1844

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James Pinckney Henderson to Sam Houston, May 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


Henderson

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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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