Two Autograph Letters Signed by John D. Morris, 1843-1845. Four pages each, with integral address leaf, 9" x 11.25" and 7.75" x 9.5" respectively, Christian County, Kentucky, September 14, 1843 and March 10, 1845. Originally from Christian County, Kentucky, Morris immigrated to Texas and soon became the District Attorney for the western frontier border of the Rio Grande. Morris was later selected to negotiate a treaty with Gen. Arista, one of Santa Anna's lieutenants, and upon his return found that he had been elected to the Texas Congress. Before the expiration of his term he was selected to fill a vacancy in the Senate, but declined accepting the post because he had just been married. Morris took an active part in military and political affairs in Texas, participating in the battle of San Jacinto, the Comanche fight at San Antonio, and others. After his marriage he returned to his farm in Christian County, where these two letters mentioning events in Texas originated. Excerpt: "I have but one moment this morning to announce to you my safe return from Texas and shake hands with you upon the passage of the annexation resolutions in the US Senate. There seems to be some apprehension about the consent of Texas. There is, I tell you, no doubt about how the people will jump at the proposition. They would be greater fools than I take them to be if they did not." Both letters are faintly age toned but in fine condition.

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