Sam Houston to Isaac Van Zandt, January 29, 1844

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Sam Houston to Isaac Van Zandt, January 1844

the manifest duty of this Govt to use such precaution as

would secure it against any accidental catastrophe. It is

now in possession of such assurance from the Govt of the U.

States, as will authorize the hazard of the die. Our situation

was one which would not without assurance of security from

the U.S. authorize us to hazard the consequences which might

possibly result from rejection, regarding our present and future

safety against Mexico.

It is needless for me to write further upon this subject.

Genl Henderson and Mr Miller will be in possession of all

minutia, and I know will take pleasure in communicating to

you every thing of interest.

I am, my dear Sir,

Very truly

Your friend.

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Sam Houston to Isaac Van Zandt, January 29, 1844. Andrew Jackson Houston Papers #3305, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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