Stone Collection: Volume 43 - Item 16
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16. Sam Houston, Speeches of Sam Houston, of Texas, in reference to the Military Occupation of Santa Fe, and in Defence of Texas and the Texan Volunteers in the Mexican War. Delivered in the Senate of the United States, June 29, and July 3, 1850 ([Washington, DC]: Towers, [1850?]). (16 p.)
Speech in regard to the question of Texas’s western boundary. A note at the end of the pamphlet indicates that the speech was delivered shortly before the unexpected death of President Zachary Taylor on July 9, which induces the speaker to suppress its publication because it contained comments critical of the President. Senator Houston apparently changed his mind in regard to its publication after Senators Pierce and Davis of Maryland and Mississippi, respectively, published replies to this speech.