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    Henry Brackenridge Autograph Letter Signed Regarding the Inevitability of War with Mexico. One page, two sided, 4to, Tarentum, 1846. American writer, lawyer, judge, and Pennsylvania Congressman Henry M. Brackenridge writes to James M. Causten about the unavoidable war with Mexico. In part: "The prospect of peace with Mexico is at an end. Boone knows better than S'ta Anna and Almonte the impossibility of our carrying on a war of conquest, without a large standing or regular army. A guerilla war will now begin, our troops will never penetrate beyond Monterey [sic], if so far. We will be compelled to fall back upon the Rio Grande... Gen. Wool's [sic] army will soon be required to support Taylor... The clouds are gathering fast over the country." Letter is bright and clean. One pinhole at top center, else fine. From the Taking of Texas Collection.

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