Andrew Jackson Donelson to Ebenezer Allen, December 10, 1844

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Andrew Jackson Donelson to Ebenezer Allen, December 1844

the confidence with which its friends may


rely upon the increased strength it will gain


from its intrinsic merit, the more it is examined,


and the more thoroughly its bearing on the true


interests of Texas and the United States, is un-


derstood -- it may be easily assumed that it is


destined to a speedy consummation so far


as the action of the United States can accomplish


it. A result so much in accordance with


the early wish of Texas, and deferred by causes,


which, now inoperative, have ceased to be


remembered with feelings of unkindness by her


citizens, cannot but be hailed with joy by


all who have sympathized with their sufferings


in a noble struggle for independence.

This reference to the assault of the


recent elections in the United States, not made


without a just sense of the impropriety, as a


general rule, of introducing them to the notice


of Foreign Governments, who have no right to


take cognizance of them, has been dictated


in this case by the peculiar relation of the practice


to the question of annexation. Without the


cooperation and sanction of the Government and


people of Texas the measure cannot be consummated,


and hence it is important that no mistaken view

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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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