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Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) to Littleton W. Tazewell re: boundary between US and Spanish Texas along Sabine

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04364 Author/Creator: Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Letter signed Date: February 24, 1832 Pagination: 2 p. + addr. 24.2 x 20 cm + 1 engraving ; b&w ; 21.8 x 14.5 cm

Summary of Content: A calling for the US-Texas (Spanish Colony) boundary along the west bank of the Sabine River, in accordance with the Adams-Onis Treaty of 1819. One bust engraving of Jackson included as collateral.

Background Information:

Full Transcript: Private -
Febr 24th 1832

Dr. Sir,
Enclosed I send you from Col. A. Butler our Minister at Mexico for your inspection and to be used as you discretion may direct.
...I observe that the Treaty of boundary calls for the West Bank of the Sabine. This call would authorise us to take the Western fork, it having been originally called the "Sabine": but the Eastern fork will be contended for by Mexico altho both [2] empty themselves into the Gulf of Mexico by the same mouth. This Western bank would leave our citizens entirely to the East. I mention this fact that the line may be understood or indicated in the ratification of the Treaty.

V. respectfully
Andrew Jackson
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People: Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: PresidentGovernment and CivicsTreatyBoundary or Property DisputeLatin and South AmericaTexasAmerican WestFrontiers and ExplorationWestward ExpansionImmigration and MigrationLand Transaction

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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