University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Horace Greeley Texas Annexation Letter



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Greeley, Horace
Title: Horace Greeley Texas Annexation Letter
Dates: 1852
Abstract: Prominent newspaper editor and presidential candidate Horace Greeley discusses the changing political climate in the South in the years leading up to the Civil War, most specifically issues of slavery and the annexation of Texas.
Extent: 1 item
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Scope and Contents

As a prominent newspaper editor and presidential candidate in 1872, Horace Greeley is best remembered for his famous statement “Go West, young man.” In this letter he discusses the changing political climate in the South in the years leading up to the Civil War, most specifically issues of slavery and the annexation of Texas. Greeley writes to V.H. Hewes about the political situation surrounding the war with Mexico, the nomination of Millard Fillmore, and the rivalry between Henry Clay and Daniel Webster.


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Preferred Citation

Horace Greeley Texas Annexation Letter, 1852, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.


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3N197 Letter from Horace Greeley to V.H. Hewes, December 22, 1852