The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 16, July 1912 - April, 1913 Page: 283
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Virginia and the Independence of Texas 283
The Texas question is tersely dealt with in the following state-
ment: "It is impossible for Texas to remain long under the
dominion of Mexico." The character of the "Texonians," it con-
tinued, "is essentially different from that of the Mexicans, they
know too much of the principles of republicanism, are too much
attached to the free institutions they have been taught from
Animated by the spirit of a love of liberty and of hatred of
oppression such as characterized their forefathers, Virginians went
to Texas and wielded their swords and pens in behalf of the cause
of Texas independence.
1Richmond Enquirer, August 7, 1837, quoting the New Orleans True
American of July 17.
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