Andrew Jackson Donelson to Ebenezer Allen, December 10, 1844

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Andrew Jackson Donelson to Ebenezer Allen, December 1844

sense of her duty and true policy, chooses


to consider the United States as an aggressor


because of their acknowledgment of the independence


of Texas, and the exercise of the right to treat


with her for Territory, she cannot expect a


more satisfactory explanation than has been


already given: and in no event can it be


supposed that she can induce the United


States to abandon the measure of annexation.

But whilst the United States are thus


innocently incurring a liability to the hostile action of


Mexico, their Executive


Government reasonably conclude, and confidently


expect, that Texas herself will maintain her


connection with the cause of annexation, where,


at least, as not to consider it lost or abandoned


on account of the late action of the Senate of


the United States upon it.

The undersigned doubts not that


he has fully satisfied this Government, that the


measure of annexation which is still pending


before the Congress of the United States has


been strengthened by the recent elections in those


States. Considering it, therefore, as relieved


from the temporary causes which were instru-


mental in its defeat: and considering also

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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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