Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Mr. Polk” in chapter 9 of Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States.:

...urs. General Johnston himself took no part in this application; but his friends presented his name, knowing how acceptable the appointment would be to him. When the selections were finally made by Mr. Polk , the adverse influence of General Houston, who had become Senator, was believed to have decided the President against him. At last General Johnston, seeing no other resource, resolved to retreat...
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