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- James Polk letter to John Calhoun.
Columbia, TN - 23 February 1842
You have truly stated the question at issue to be that we must increase the duties or curtail expenditures, and have abundantly demonstrated that the latter is not only the true policy, but that it is practicable without injury
- James Polk letter to James Buchanan.
Washington, DC - 7 August 1845
...the information from Mexico comes in so authentic a shape as to entitle it to entire credit...