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oinsett did not make the offer, perceiving that it would only irritate and alienate the Mexicans to no good purpose.
In 1829, Mr. Van Buren, as Gen. Jackson's Secretary of State, instructed our Minister at Mexico to make a similar offer of four or five millions for Texas, including no part of the valley of the Rio Grande, nor of that of the Nueces, this side of it, and, of course, no part of New Mexico.
Still, Mexico would not sell.
Sam Houston, born in Rockbridge County, Virginia, in 1793, had early migrated to Tennessee, settling very near the reserved lands of the Cherokee Indians, to whom he speedily absconded, living three years among them.
More than twenty years later — having, meantime, been a gallant soldier in the War of 1812, an Indian agent, a lawyer, district attorney, major-general of militia, member of Congress, and Governor of Tennessee--he abruptly separated from his newly-married wife, and repaired again to the Cherokees, now settled west of the Mississippi, b