The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 43, July 1939 - April, 1940 Page: 221
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Joseph Eve, U. S. Charge d'Af aires to Texas
he was defeated and captured by the Texans, with his hands
reeking with the blood of their fellow citizens; with a humanity
and magnanimity unparaleled in the annals of history they saved
him, an act of generosity and liberately [liberality] of soul which
will be justly appreciated by posterity; and seconded by impartial
history upon the higher penical of fame.
Situated as I am prudence admonishes me that I should be
silent upon this important subject, I have reflected well before
I would venture an opinion to you; but finally concluded that I
would give my views, willing now and upon all future occasions,
to stand or fall upon the sentiments which I have avowed I have
you know lived for my country I have always been ready and
willing to die for its interest and prosperity, and now say that
if by any act or opinion of mine I could be instrumental in
effectuating so desirable an object so much calculated to promote
the best interest of the two governments, I should consider it
among the best acts of my life; and I now call upon you to
remember, that if this Union is not now effected, the time is not
distant when Texas will and must be forced to unite her destiny
contrary to interest feelings, and wishes with England or France.
It [will] then be two late for the United States to ask for Union
or annexation I could give many other reasons calculated to sus-
tain my opinion, but I have tired myself in writing; this long
epistle and fear it will fatige you to read it. Write me soon and
give me your views with the views of such others who you may
think proper to consult. Please present me kindly to Gov, More-
head,39 Mr Clay, and Mr Crittenden if he is in Washington and
accept for yourself my sincere wishes that you may live long of
[for] your country and friends and that you may be able to
retire from your present high station with the intire approba-
tion of all
asJames T. Morehead (May 24, 1797-Dec. 28, 1854) was elected lieuten-
ant governor of Kentucky in August, 1832, and succeeded to the governor's
office in February, 1834, upon the death of Governor John Breathitt,
serving in that capacity to September, 1836. He was United States Senator
from Kentucky, 1841-1847. Collins, History of Kentucky, II, iv, 14, 241,
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