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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1847
|Zachary Taylor to Robert C. Wood about running for the Presidency
|16 May 1847
|Taylor, Zachary (1784-1850)
|Wood, Robert C.
|Taylor suggests that if he were to be nominated for the United States Presidency he would have to decline until after the Mexican War was over, and that it would have to be for the good of a nation and not that of a party. Taylor states that "There can be no lack of officers of every grade in N- Orleans, and the number will be augmented very soon as the times of all the twelve month [regiments] is about to expire." Taylor goes on to say that he got a letter from General Winfield Scott on "the 24th ulto" stating he had beaten Santa Anna in a battle. The fact that they [the Mexicans], Taylor states, have not put any surrender proposals forward forces the Americans to take their major cities, but even so he is determined to end the war by the fall.
|President Military History Mexican War Election Government and Civics Politics Latin and South America Global History and Civics Foreign Affairs
|Taylor, Zachary (1784-1850) Wood, Robert C. (Robert Crooke) (1832-1900)
|Camp Near Monterey Mexico
|Government & Politics; The Presidency; The Mexican War; Foreign Affairs
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859