The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 62, July 1958 - April, 1959 Page: 369
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Congress and deprive any credit deserved by such a result to be con-
summated by Governor Polk the lately elected President. I feel
strongly impressed that the democrats in the Senate will in part take
that course from appearances at this time. We the people of the U. S.
are on the eve of a war with Mexico, if such an event should take
place the United States will not stop on the Bank of the Rio Grand.
The execution will be sustained by the Whigs and the Democrats. I
will myself go for my country, there will be more unanimity on the
subject than was anticipated.
Again he referred to Navarro's land.
I requested you to assertain whether Navaro, who is confined in
Mexico, had sold or disposed of his two leagues of Land on the Guade-
lupe or not and to know what they could be had for, get a copy of
the boundry of them and send me-if I determine to buy and a rup-
ture does not break out I will go to Mexico and see Navaro and buy
these--assertain who has claims passed by the first board of commis-
sioners to adjudicate the land claims of Texas and also which of these
claims were requested by the 2nd or traveling board and advise me.
This letter was held until December 24, and the following
The subject of annexation is now debating before Congress and still
remains uncertain. The belief is no action will be taken by the present
Congress, without Mexico should produce a war with the United
States. The impression is also prevailing with many of the members
of Congress that President Jones of Texas and his administration
would oppose the annexation of Texas to the U. S. These persons wish
a suspension of the subject until further advises from Texas on the
subject are known. My own opinion is that Polk will go for the
measure immediately on his coming into power. Keep your stock
together and increase all you can safely. Keep your movements to
yourself. If any steps are taken you should get the earliest advises.
The next letter, written on March 13, 1845, was carried to
Texas by the "Politeness of Commodore Moore of Texas Navy."
In it was the following:
I meet an opportunity of writing you by my friend Commodore
Moore of the Texas Navy who returns to Texas. He has been with us
during the struggle for the admission of Texas as a part of the United
States using his influence and aid like a patriot.
The struggle is now over and it rests with the people to adopt such
a course as may consumate the union. I flatter myself those have
labored so hard to bring about the result will not be disappointed in
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