Title - Orders and instructions to General Taylor. War Department, October 16, 1845
Date - October 16, 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 - In the fall of 1845 the administration no longer believed that an invasion of Texas by Mexico was imminent. Nonetheless, the administration again urged Taylor to take up a position near the western boundary of Texas (the Rio Grande) as soon as possible, and monitor any activity by Mexican troops or Comanches. It further asked Taylor for more detailed topographical information of the coastline.