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Reily, James to Col. Thomas Ward re: not expecting annexation of Texas to the U.S.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01779 Author/Creator: Reily, James Place Written: Houston, Texas Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1843/12/31 Pagination: 1 p. + addr. 25 x 20 cm

Summary of Content: Marked "Private."

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Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: TexasDiplomacyGovernment and CivicsWestward ExpansionAmerican WestMexican WarLatin and South AmericaGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign Policy

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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