Andrew Jackson Donelson to Ebenezer Allen, December 10, 1844

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Andrew Jackson Donelson to Ebenezer Allen, December 1844

to acknowledge the receipt of the Hon'ble Mr. Jones


note expressing the satisfaction felt by this Government


at the cause pursued by the President of the United


States.

Nothing has been omitted within the


constitutional power of the Executive of the


United States, to guard the interests of Texas


from injury, resulting from the acceptance by her


of the invitation which led to the Treaty of


annexation. Appeals have been made to


the reason of Mexico to desist from the pro-


secution of the war: and finally the most


solemn protest against the right to punish Texas


for acts, which the United States are responsible,


has been presented to her, accompanied by strong


indications of what may be expected from an


offended people, should she, in disregard of these


admonitions carry in execution the purposes of


the decree and orders referred to.

The Government of Texas has also


seen that the President of the United States


has avowed as frankly to other powers the


considerations which led to the Treaty of


annexation. Believing that the reasons for the


measure are solid, not only as they apply to


Texas and the United States, but the other

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Andrew Jackson Donelson to Ebenezer Allen, December 10, 1844. United States Diplomatic Correspondence, Texas Secretary of State records, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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