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Collection Reference Number GLC01170
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1842 
Title Sam Houston to Gen. Edward Burleson regarding the Mexican invasion of 1842
Date 10 April 1842
Author Houston, Sam (1793-1863)  
Recipient Burleson, Edward  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description An eloquent letter written as President to Vice President Burleson, acting as a general, relating to the Mexican invasion of 1842. Houston tries to encourage Burleson to pursue the retreating Mexican troops, rather than to disband his volunteers. He writes about the proper conduct of troops and "waken a spirit of endurance" among citizens. Houston anticipates military support from U.S. volunteers, but he is cautious in his expectations. Houston also writes that "Texas must be saved."
Subjects Mexican War  Latin and South America  Military History  Texas  Westward Expansion  American West  
People Houston, Sam (1793-1863)  Burleson, Edward (1798-1851)  
Place written City of Houston
Theme Westward Expansion; The Mexican War; The Presidency
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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