In the letter Terrell expresses his strong negative feelings about the Mexican War: "Is this right--will it end well. Sir the Mexicans have rights well as America....The line between Teaxas [sic] and Mexico should by honest nigotiation [sic] be...
In the letter Terrell credits the Senate with stopping President Polk and his "war spirits in Congress" from declaring war on England. He also denounces Polk's invasion of Mexico: "As to the Mexican War, it was a bit in Polks [sic] mouth, this...
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