nt, went still further, and, in a letter published on the eve of the election, proclaimed that Mr. Clay's election would be more likely to promote Annexation than Mr. Polk's, because of Mr. C.'s superior ability and influence!
It was in vain that Mr. Clay attempted to retrieve his error — if error it was — by a final letter to The National Intelligencer, reasserting his unchanged and invincible objections to any such Annexation as was then proposed or practicable.
This letter bears date Ashland, September 23, 1844, and says:
In announcing my determination to permit no other letters to be drawn from me on public affairs, I think it right to avail myself of the present occasion to correct the erroneous interpretation of one or two of those which I had previously written.
In April last, I addressed to you from Raleigh a letter in respect to the proposed treaty annexing Texas to the United States, and I have since addressed two letters to Alabama upon the same subject.