[3]   General Taylor's letter of April 22, 1848, ostensibly addressed to his brother-in-law, Captain J. S. Allison of Louisville, Kentucky, was in fact a political letter originally drafted in Washington by John J. Crittenden, Alexander Stephens, and Robert Toombs, and carried to Taylor's headquarters by Major William W. S. Bliss. It was widely printed by the Whig press as a campaign document.


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