Title - Orders and instructions to General Taylor. War Department, July 30, 1845
Date - July 30, 1845
Publication Information - Messages of the President of the United States, with the correspondence, therewith communicated, between the Secretary of War and other officers of the government, on the subject of the Mexican War. Published by: Wendall and van Benthuysen, Washington, 1848
Format - Letters (correspondence)
Collection - The University of Texas at Arlington Library, Special Collections.
Call Number - E404.U59 Library Collections Depository, Special Collections
Description - Reiterating the administration’s position that the Rio Grande was the legitimate boundary of Texas (a position wholly rejected by Mexico), Secretary Marcy urged Taylor to take up a position below the Nueces River. Believing Mexico might be planning an invasion of Texas, the administration ordered Taylor to monitor Mexican troop movements below the Rio Grande.