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William Gatewood to Henry Morfit Letter

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the William Gatewood to Henry Morfit Letter



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Gatewood, William
Title: William Gatewood to Henry Morfit Letter
Dates: 1837
Abstract Letter from William Gatewood to Henry Morfit regarding Morfit's work in Texas and his assessment of the state.
Extent 1 item
Language Materials are in English.
Repository Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

The recipient of this letter, Henry Morfit, acted as President Andrew Jackson's agent in Texas and reported favorably on the state. However, both Morfit and Jackson agreed that any recognition of Texas' independence should be delayed, and this became U.S. policy. In this letter, Morfit's close friend William Gatewood compliments Morfit's work in Texas: "I have read with much pleasure your valuable correspondence in relation to Texas which has made a very favourable impression respecting the chances which are afforded to an active and enterprising man...."

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Scope and Contents

Letter, marked "Confidential," from William Gatewood to Henry Morfit regarding Morfit's work in Texas and his assessment of the state.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Gatewood to Henry Morfit Letter, 1837, Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

William Gatewood to Henry Morfit Letter

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3N197 William Gatewood to Henry Morfit, regarding Morfit's work in Texas and Gatewood's career aspirations. January 23, 1837

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