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United States. Dept. of State. Annexation of Texas. Message from the President of the United States, In compliance with a resolution of the House of Representatives of the 13th instant, respecting an Annexation of Texas to the United States.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00267.099 Author/Creator: United States. Dept. of State. Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Pamphlet Date: 3 October 1837 Pagination: 18 p. ; 22.5 x 14 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00267.099 Author/Creator: United States. Dept. of State. Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Pamphlet Date: 3 October 1837 Pagination: 18 p. ; 22.5 x 14 cm.

Summary of Content: Complies with the House of Representatives request for the President to report his opinion on whether or not Texas should be annexed to the United States, whether Texas has proposed anything and what the United States' response was, and, if so, to provide any relevant correspondence. Prints three related items of correspondence: two letters from General Memucan Hunt, the Texas minister at Washington, to Secretary of State John Forsyth, dated 4 August 1837 and 12 September 1837, and one from Forsyth to Hunt dated 25 August 1837. From the U.S. 25th Cong., 1st Sess., House of Representatives. Ex. Doc. no. 40. Date refers to when the document was "Read, laid upon the table." Printed by Thomas Allen.

People: Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862
Forsyth, John, 1780-1841
Hunt, Memucan, 1807-1856

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Land TransactionWestward ExpansionTexasLatin and South AmericaMexican WarGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGovernment and CivicsStatehood

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