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try. The letter of Dr. Turner (a copy of which you inclose me) has no relevancy to the facts so far as you may be concerned. It will give me great pleasure in this trying crisis of our national existence to receive the cooperation of all true patriots who are capable of rendering effectual service to our common country. Your obedient servant, Sam Houston. To General A. S. Johnston. President Houston had adopted the policy of undoing whatever had been attempted by his predecessor. Yucatan, which, aided by the Texan navy, had employed so much of the energies of Mexico, was abandoned to the conquering sword of Santa Anna. Treaties were substituted for militia as a defense against the Indians, who had, however, been too severely punished to be troublesome for some time, and were glad of a breathing-spell. The transportation of the mails had entirely ceased; and the revenue derived from direct taxation scarcely paid the expense of collection. The volunteers, who were scouting