The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 28, July 1924 - April, 1925 Page: 33
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Influence of Slavery in the Colonization of Texas 33
sequently their own prosperity, depended upon an abundance of
slave labor. With this conviction the non-slaveholders and the
native Mexican officers responsible for the government of Texas
were in complete accord. (3) But there is no evidence of pur-
pose on the part of the emigrants, or of the slaveholding leaders
in the United States, to wrest Texas from Mexico to enlarge the
slave area of the south; and, so far as the absence of evidence
may prove the negative, it seems that there was no such purpose.
And, finally, (4) it does not appear that anxiety concerning the
status of slavery played any appreciable part in producing the
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