The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 16, July 1912 - April, 1913 Page: 62
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The Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Orleans Bee: "But for Presidents Monroe and Adams, Texas
would long have been what she should be a. State of the American
While urging the propriety of a recognition of the independ-
ence of Texas by the United States in the Senate of Kentucky, one
of the members used these words: "Kentucky has been to Texas
what France was to the British Colonies-she has furnished her
with soldiers and money and advocated her cause in the face of
the world."' A correspondent of the Louisville Public Advertiser
of June 2 writes: "'Kentucky may claim a large portion of the
glory acquired in the late decisive victory over Santa Anna on
the San Jacinto. We have felt and bled for the safety of our
brethren in Texas."
Both of these statements, though exaggerated, nevertheless, con-
tain an element of truth. Kentucky afforded the struggling
Texans moral and material assistance at a time when such aid was
urgently needed. With justice she might lay claim to no small
.share of the "generous sympathy so abundantly manifested by the
people of the United States."3
1The Commonwealth, February 1, 1837. As for instance when the
lower house of the Kentucky Legislature passed a resolution instruct-
ing her representatives in Congress to vote in favor of recognition. It
may be noted that Clay was chairman of the Senate committee which
on June 18 reported in favor of the conditional acknowledgment of the
independence of Texas. Cf. Rather, "Recognition of the Republic of Texas
by the United States," in THE QUARTERLY, XIII, 218.
'Kentucky Gazette, June 6, 1836.
'Burnet to Collinsworth and Grayson. August 10, 1836. Garrison,
Dip. Cor. Tex., I, 210.
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