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Collection Reference Number GLC01778
From Archive Folder Letters to Thomas W. Ward 
Title James Reily to Thomas W. Ward regarding a diplomatic report from Washington
Date 29 April 1842
Author Reily, James (1811-1864)  
Recipient Ward, Thomas W. (Thomas William)  
Document Type Correspondence; Government document
Content Description Reily lobbied for Texas in Congress. Written during the escalating crisis between the United States and Mexico which ultimately led to the Mexican War. Reily writes "My heart fondly turns to Texas."
Subjects Texas  Mexican War  Diplomacy  Government and Civics  Congress  Global History and Civics  American West  Westward Expansion  Military History  
People Reily, James (1811-1864)  Ward, Thomas W. (Thomas William) (1807-1872)  
Place written Washington
Theme The Mexican War; Native Americans; Foreign Affairs; Westward Expansion
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859