The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 90, July 1986 - April, 1987 Page: 346
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346 Southwestern Historical Quarterly
administration, and his charges of sabotage, did bring the issue to the
fore. Bartlett was politically destroyed before Mason and Rusk launched
their attack on him. There is no direct evidence that Thomas Ewing
slandered Weller in the 1848 campaign or later in California, as Weller
and Gwin accused him of doing. Ewing was too clever a politician to be
caught up in a trap of his own making. Yet there is considerable circum-
stantial evidence pointing to an attempt on the part of the Taylor ad-
ministration and the Whig press to sabotage Weller's political career.
The role of partisan politics has long been suspected of having inter-
fered with the Mexican boundary survey. It would appear that partisan
politics played a direct role by hindering the efficiency of the boundary
survey and an indirect one in suspending it, and that this partisanship
led back to the 1848 election in Ohio.
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 90, July 1986 - April, 1987, periodical, 1986/1987; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117152/m1/412/: accessed December 15, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.