James Pinckney Henderson to Sam Houston, May 29, 1844
nominations. If Benton and his friends are
satisfied with Polk's nomination & it creates any
allarms with the Whigs they may pass the
resolutions & annex Texas to get clear of the
question. I received a few days since the
money you had sent me for which I
feel greatly obliged to you. It came in very
good time. Mr Miller received the $200
you sent him & left on the 29th instant
for Texas via North Alabama where he
wishes to spend a few weeks. Charles will
come on with me as it will be cheaper
to come the route I shall travel than
the one Mr Miller took. I hope to be
able to leave in a few weeks. Present
my kind regards to Mrs. Houston.
Yours very truly
P.S. May 30th. We have just learned that G.M.
Dallas has been nominated by the Convention
at Baltimore for V.P. He is for immediate an-
nexation. The Treaty &c will be taken up in
a few days. I learn that Benton says he is well
pleased with the nominations. The democrats are
all in the best spirits. We have not heard
from Texas for some time.
James Pinckney Henderson to Sam Houston, May 29, 1844. Andrew Jackson Houston Papers #3485, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.