The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 66, July 1962 - April, 1963 Page: 261
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official act of General Jackson and I hope will prosper. The next
thing to be hoped for is annexation and peace.28
With sincere wishes for your restoration of health and honorable
distinction. SAM HOUSTON
P. S. Destroy all ardent spirits near your camp, which may by
possibility hinder your command. Write to me as often as you can
with convenience. In great haste! HOUSTON
20Although the hoped for annexation of Texas did not take place, the United
States recognized Texas, and Alce La Branche was appointed charge d'affaires for
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