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Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) to James W. Breedlove

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06789.09 Author/Creator: Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) Place Written: Hermitage, Tennessee Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 27 February 1843 Pagination: 1 p. : free frank ; 25 x 20.1 cm

Summary of Content: "....I think St. Anna has too much wisdom not to treat these men as prisoners of war, as any other course would arouse the whole civilised world against such barbarity...."

Background Information:

Full Transcript: - Private - Hermitage
February 27,,th 1843 -
My dear Sir,
Having been requested by letters from the city of Washington to address Genl St anna, president of Mexico, on the subject ...of the prisoners lately captured by the Mexican Genl at Mier, under Col Tisher commanding the Texanes - the friends of the Texan prisoners in the United States being apprehensive that Genl St Anna - will not adhere to the capitulation entered into by Col Tisher, to treat them as prisoners of war, but will treat them as rebels & destroy them
I have undertaken this delicate task, as I think St Anna, has too much wisdom, [struck: as] not to treat these men as prisoners of war, as any other course would arouse the whole civilised world against such barbarity - I have taken the liberty to enclose the letter under cover to you, that you may place it in the hands of the Mexican consul at Neworleans as the safest chanel to reach Genl St. Anna -
With sincere respects yr friend -
James. W. Bredlove Esqr - Andrew Jackson

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People: Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Mexican WarMilitary HistoryPrisoner of WarLatin and South AmericaGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsPresident

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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