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Silas Casey to his sister, Mary Casey; He writes from Buffalo Barracks NY; re: procession for Jackson's death and possible altercations in Mexico. Includes, "We have lately had a great procession here, in commemoration of Gen. Jacksons Death. The procession was about a mile in length. I had an assignment, the command of the guard of honor. The manner of receiving the Urn and depositing it was designed by myself...The greater part of three regiments of the United States troops are now in Texas and there is much danger of a colission with Mexico, but I trust that the Mexican government will be more wise than to undertake a war as it will only end in the further desmemberment of their territory. For we would assuredly take possession of California. The only objection that I have to the annexation of Texas, was the extension of the area of Slavery...Providence has a great destiny in store for us...our country will be free from teh curse and stain of Slavery. I heard Mr. Luthness of Boston preach in the Unitarian Church."