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Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845. Letter from Andrew Jackson to an unidentified “sir” - Transcript, page 3. August 7, 1836. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. May 27, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/earlytex/item/83/show/82.

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Title Letter from Andrew Jackson to an unidentified “sir”
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845
Date August 7, 1836
Description Letter from Andrew Jackson to an unidentified “sir” stating that sending 10,000 volunteers to Texas would violate the neutrality and respect to the contest of Texas.
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Texas--History--Revolution, 1835-1836
  • Texas--History--To 1846
  • Texas--History--Republic, 1836-1846
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845
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  • Hermitage, Texas
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  • letters (correspondence)
  • correspondence
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  • Text
Original Item Location ID 1973-001, Box 1, Folder 141
Original Collection Early Texas Documents Collection
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
Use and Reproduction This item is in the public domain and may be used freely.
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Transcript Hermitage August 7th 1836 Sir, I reached home on the evening of the Lith and was soon surrounded with the papers and letters which had been sent here in anticipation of my arrival. Amongst other important natters which immediately engaged my attention was the requisition of Genl Gaines on Tennesse, Kentucky, Mississippi and Louisiana. Believing that the reasons given for this requisition were not consistent with the neutrality which it is our duty to observe in respect to the contest in Texas, and that it would embarrass the appointment which had been made of the 10,000 volunteers authorised by the recent (page 2) act of Congress, I informed Governor Cannon by letter on the 5th instant, that it could not receive my sanction. The volunteers authorised by Congress were thought competent with the aid of the regular force to terminate the Indian War in the South, and protect our western frontier: and they were the ttfSt calculated apportioned in a manner/to secure these objects. Agreeably
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Transcript A.OREW JACKSON (PAGE 3) Congress which I trust will pass an act authorising the payment. Those men obeyed the summons of their country and ought not to suffer for the of those who caused more of them to turn out than could be received into the service the excess would have been avoided had the Gov. of Tennessee apportioned his requisition to each county a regiment so as to make the proper number. This however, can now only be regretted. I cannot approve the mustering or reception into the service of the excess further than it may have been done to secure them hereafter the justice which it will be in the power of Congress to intend to them. They ought (page 8) travel to be paid for their/and expense to, at, and from the place of redevouz, and Congress will doubtless pass the necessary law. Their promptness in tending their service and equipping themselves for the field is a high evidence of patriotism and deserves the thanks of their country. I shall enclose a copy of this letter to Genl Wool, and write to the Governors of Kentucky Mississippi & Louisiana to withhold for the present the quota called for under Genl Gaines requisition they are and if/concentrated to muster and discharge them and wait for further order. I am V. respectfully Andrew Jackson C# A. Harris E.