Letter from Zachary Taylor to the Adams County Committee, Feb. 28, 1848.
BATON ROUGE, La., Feb. 28, 1848.
GENTLEMEN: — I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of the 18th of January, inclosing a preamble and resolution adopted at a late meeting of the citizens of Adams County, Illinois.
To you, gentlemen, as the Committee appointed by the meeting, I have respectfully to reply, that I cannot feel that I am permitted at this time to respond to your inquiry in other terms than those which assert the obligation of all who hold millitary authority in any country, to put their shoulders to the wheel and do all they can to bring about a speedy peace.
These expressions, I trust, will be deemed sufficient for declining to express any opinion in regard to the justness and propriety of the war in which the country is engaged.
I am, gentlemen, with great respect,
Your most obedient servant,