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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1842
|Sam Houston to Gen. Edward Burleson regarding the Mexican invasion of 1842
|10 April 1842
|Houston, Sam (1793-1863)
|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."
|Mexican War Latin and South America Military History Texas Westward Expansion American West
|Houston, Sam (1793-1863) Burleson, Edward (1798-1851)
|City of Houston
|Westward Expansion; The Mexican War; The Presidency
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859