Letter from John H. Walton, 3 June 1844

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Republic of
Galveston County— June 3d
Sir
My object in addressing you is to make a proposition which I hope may recieve your serious consideration I have for sal a tract of Land lying in Latitude 36 33" extend from the Red River almost to the Trinity Containing Sixty Leagues.
I need not point out to a mind as ambitious and discerning as yours the advantages which would certainly resultto you from the settlement of such a tract in this country. Should you remove here with all of your adhereants you would at once acquire the controlling vote of , and might yourself aspire to and obtain any Office in the Republic.
In the present condition of our affairs with what a glorious prospect would this open to you. is doomed, and must fall a victim either to the open warefare or the stealthy encroachments of the Anglo Saxon.
had we a man of your energy at the head of affairs, supported by such a force as you could bring into the field, we might crush her at a blow, make the richest country in the world our tributary, its people our servants, its cities markets for our manufactures and products, its custom houses our treasury its mines an inexaustible fund of wealth and power, and our own country no longer a servile dependant on the haughty Briton or fickle Gaul, would stand alone unsupported and unsurpassed in wealt power and resources by any Nation on the Globe
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Republic of
Galveston County— June 3d
Sir
My object in addressing you is to make a proposition which I hope may recieve your serious consideration I have for sal a tract of Land lying in Latitude 33" extend from the Red River almost to the Trinity Containing Sixty Leagues.
I need not point out to a mind as ambitious and discerning as yours the advantages which would certainly resultto you from the settlement of such a tract in this country. Should you remove here with all of your adhereants you would at once acquire the controlling vote of , and might yourself aspire to and obtain any Office in the Republic.
In the present condition of our affairs with what a glorious prospect would this open to you. is doomed, and must fall a victim either to the open warefare or the stealthy encroachments of the Anglo Saxon.
had we a man of your energy at the head of affairs, supported by such a force as you could bring into the field, we might crush her at a blow, make the richest country in the world our tributary, its people our servants, its cities markets for our manufactures and products, its custom houses our treasury its mines an inexaustible fund of wealth and power, and our own country no longer a servile dependant on the haughty Briton or fickle Gaul, would stand alone unsupported and unsurpassed in wealt power and resources by any Nation on the Globe
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