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Reily, James to Col. Thomas Ward re: diplomatic report from Washington, longing for Texas

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01778 Author/Creator: Reily, James Place Written: Washington Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1842/04/29 Pagination: 4 p. 25 x 20 cm

Summary of Content: 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."

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Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: TexasMexican WarDiplomacyGovernment and CivicsCongressGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyAmerican WestWestward ExpansionMilitary History

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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