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MY DEAR ANNA, ... I am not at all surprised, that the victories our arms have achieved in Mexico should make so, deep an impression in Europe. They had greatly underestimated our strength and military skill; but I fear their developement will have more pernecious influence at home, than beneficial abroad. I fear my forebodings will be realized to the fullest extent. The bitter is yet to come. I look forward to the next session of Congress, as one pregnant of events of the most momentous character. We shall, before it terminates, begin to. realize the train of events, to which the Mexican war was destined to lead. I shall go prepared to speak the truth, fully and boldly, and to do my duty regardless of responsibility. The next news from Mexico will probably bring information of the occupation of the Capital by Scott and his army.
All join their love to you and Mr Clemson and the children. Kiss them for their Grandfather, and tell them I wish to see them much.
- Annual Report of the American Historical Association for the Year 1899, Calhoun Correspondence.