Points to be insisted on in the annexation measure which may be passed by the U.S. Congress, December 13, 1844

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Points to be insisted on in the annexation measure, December 1844

Full community of interests.

A territory.

Assumption of national debt, or not. If not assumed, we


to retain our public domain.

Texas hereafter to comprise as many states as the U.States


may think proper.

In running the line between the U.S. and Texas, where


lands fell into the U.S., by misapprehension of claimants


in their location, that they are to be reimbursed upon the


same principle of equity, that citizens of the U.S. falling


into Texas were reimbursed by the latter.

Public debt not to exceed 10,000,000.

Public liabilities to be redeemed at the price at which


they were issued
.

If the above points should be set forth and guarded


specially in the joint resolution to be passed by the Congress


of the United States in the bill for annexation of Texas,


I have no doubt that it would add greatly to the satis-


faction of the people of Texas, and secure their


satisfaction of it.

December 13, 1844.


Washington, Texas.

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Points to be insisted on in the annexation measure which may be passed by the U.S. Congress, December 13, 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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