Anson Jones to Washington Daniel Miller, May 3, 1844

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Anson Jones to Washington D. Miller, May 1844

do not wait to know the terms of the
agreement but "go it Blind" in rejoicing.

            I do not partake very strongly
with you in your fears about its
ratification by the Senate of the U.S.
The Demos are for it and the Whigs
dare not pursue so suicidal a
policy as to reject it. They will
not "take the responsibility." Postponement
is rejection, and this is so well unders-
tood that they must meet the question[.]
If they reject, the party will be
broken & scattered into so many fragments
that the Archangel Gabriel with his
judgment day trumpet could never
collect & arrange them together again[.]
But "nous verrons" [we will see]

            We cannot expect to obtain
any assurances from England or France
for guaranteeing our independence at
this moment, as they are well aware
that such assurances being known
in the U. States would force the ratification
of the treaty. They will hold off untill [sic]
the matter is decided, & if annexation
fail, they will come in with their
good offices fast enough. It will
be a very easy matter for us then
to "swap" an assurance of maintaining
our national unity as a separate &

Anson Jones to Washington Daniel Miller, May 3, 1844. Washington Daniel Miller Papers, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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