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q. v.). He accepted it, but Maryland alone gave him its electoral vote.
The remainder of his life was spent in Buffalo, where he indulged his taste for historical studies, and where he died, March 8, 1874.
Texas boundary controversy.
On Aug. 6, 1850, President Fillmore transmitted the following special message to the Congress concerning the claims of Texas to territory in dispute:
Washington, Aug. 6, 1850.
To the Senate and House of Representatives,—I herewith transmit to the two HousAug. 6, 1850.
To the Senate and House of Representatives,—I herewith transmit to the two Houses of Congress a letter from his excellency the governor of Texas, dated on June 14 last, addressed to the late President of the United States, which, not having been answered by him, came into my hands on his death; and I also transmit a copy of the answer which I have felt it to be my duty to cause to be made to that communication.
Congress will perceive that the governor of Texas officially states that by authority of the legislature of that State he despatched a special commissioner with