Triumph and Tragedy: Presidents of the Republic of Texas

Sam Houston to Andrew Jackson, December 18, 1817

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Sam Houston to Andrew Jackson, December 1817

 

been received by you in time to
have advised me I would have
written immediately to you, but not
hearing of your return, I proceeded
immediately to consult Governor
McMinn as one of the commission-
ers of last Treaty. And from his
advice I will be induced to issue
some blankets to women, who can
produce vouchers to satisfy me that they
are really the only heads of a family. In
this transaction, I am aware that the
responsibility rests on my own shoulders[.]

            I would not have been induced
to act thus, but some are in a destitute
situation, and a few blankets will answer

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Sam Houston to Andrew Jackson, December 18, 1817. Andrew Jackson Houston Papers #8, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

 
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