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Withdrawal of annexation proposal, October 1838

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Company A to Sam Houston, June 1837


Texian Legation
Oct. 1838


            Since the date of your correspondence
with Gen. Hunt on the
Subject of the proposition for the Annexation
of Texas to the United States-although
that proposition was then considered
by the Government finally disposed of. Texas has never-
theless continued to be generally regarded by
people of both countries as in the atti-
tude of an [sic] supplicant for admission
into this union.

            In order to prevent any
future misunderstanding upon this
Subject, and believing than [that] an expl-
icit avowal of its present own policy
in reference to this measure
would conduce mutually to the
interests of both countries, the Govern-
ment of Texas has directed the undersigned
most respectfully but unconditionally
to withdraw the proposition.

Accordingly The undersigned Minister
Plenipotentiory [sic] of the Republic of
Texas in compliance with his

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Withdrawal of annexation proposal, October 1838. Andrew Jackson Houston Papers #1880, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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