The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 52, July 1948 - April, 1949 Page: 293
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Robert Owen's Texas Project
ment of the condition of the human race in a new country, in which
the laws and institutions shall be formed in conformity with the
principles on which the great amelioration is to be achieved.
All the Governments of the world are deeply interested in these
proceedings. The great progress of intellectual acquirements and sci-
entific discoveries render a moral or a physical revolution, unavoid-
able in all countries. The experience of the Republic of North Amer-
ica has fully demonstrated to the intelligent in those states of which
it is composed, that any government founded upon popular elections
has within it the seeds of continued irritations, divisions, and cor-
ruptions, and that it can be tolerated only as the best known means
of leading to an advanced state of society by a superior education of
all classes, fitting them to enjoy in the most rational manner the
wealth which they will learn so easily and so pleasantly to create by
systematic scientific arrangements.
Therefore by the establishment of the proposed model government
in Texas, revolutions in old or new states will be rendered unneces-
sary. It is most desirable for all parties that forced revolutions should
never occur, but that the improvements advancing with the age in
which we live should be made without violence by the established
governments of every country, deriving its knowledge from the ex-
perience of a country devoted to national improvements without
being impeded by any of the errors and prejudices of the past ages.
Thus may the Republic of Mexico not only derive incalculable
advantages for itself, but be the efficient means also of securing them
for all other States and Peoples.
The Memorialist asks the means only to apply his past experiences
for the benefits of his fellow men.
He asks not, he wants not anything for himself.
September, 1828 Signed: ROB. OWEN
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