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That regarding Texas as Politically Independent and looking
forward to a pacification between her and Mexico, as not being
remote, Your Memorialists, who in Common with the rest of the
population have suffered from the unsettled Condition of Public
Affairs are perfectly satisfied to remain in the Country Employed
in their several pursuits, Not doubting that the future would in
the ordinary Course of events bring them a, fair return for Capital
and Labour.
That, after having been led to entertain hopes of an adjustment
between Mexico and Texas being speedily effected, and in a great
measure through the friendly Mediation of Her Majesty's Govt
acting in accordance with other Powers by whom the Independence
of Texas has been recognized, Your Memorialists have learned
with Surprize and regret that proceedings have been, and are now
in active progress by persons Clothed with Authority for effecting
the Annexation of Texas to the United States.
That, Your Memorialists while they cannot but view the pro-
jected measure of Annexation as wholly inconsistent with the
treaty obligations to which Gt Britain and the Republic of Texas
are mutually covenanting and assenting parties, necessarily Con-
template in it the virtual violation of an understood Compact with
themselves, as residents in the Country, proposing as the Measure
does, to substitute our Govt. for another, and to introduce prin-
ciples of Commercial legislation at variance with their Mercantile
Interests, and as they believe, with the interests of England and
all other Manufacturing Countries of Europe.
That being likewise impressed with the Conviction, that the
incorporation of Texas with the Federal Union would ultimately
give to the United States the power to establish a Monoply of
North American Commerce, and transfer to them a complete as-
cendency in the Affairs of this Continent.-Your Memorialists
humbly hope that Her Majesty's Govt will adopt such Measures
as they, in their Wisdom may deem most expedient to bring about
an early and honourable Settlement of the difficulties existing be-
tween Mexico and Texas and to guard against the accomplishments
of any project inconsistent with the Political Independence of
the Republic and the treaty Stipulations existing between her and
Gt. Britain.

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