Anti-Texass Legion: Protest of some free men, states and presses against the Texass rebellion, against the laws of nature and of nations Page: 11 of 72
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JOHN Q. ADAMS.
Indian tribes, and by subjecting them to her state laws, first set the
example of that policy which is now in the process of consummation
by this Indian war, In setting this example, she bade defiance to the
authority of the government of the nation; she nullified your laws;
she set at naught your executive guardians of the common constitu-
tion of the land. To what extent she carried this policy, the dungeons
of her prisons and the records of the Supreme Judicial Court of the
United States can tell. To those prisons she committed inoffensive,
innocent, pious ministers of the gospel of truth, for carrying the light,
the comforts, and the consolations of that gospel to the hearts and
minds of these unhappy Indians. A solemn decision of the Supreme
Court of the United States pronounced that act a violation of your
treaties and your laws. Georgia defied that decision; your executive
government never carried it into execution; the imprisoned mission-
aries of the gospel were compelled to purchase their ransom from per-
petual captivity, by sacrificing their rights as freemen to the meekness
of their principles as Christians; and you have sanctioned all these
outrages upon justice, law, and humanity, by succumbing to the
power and the policy of Georgia, by accommodating your legislation to
her arbitrary will; by tearing to tatters your old treaties with the
Indians, and by constraining them, under peine forte et dire, to the
mockery of signing other treaties wkh you, which, at the first moment
whein it shall suit your purpose, you will again tear to tatters and
scatter to the four winds of heaven, till the Indian race shall be extinct
upon this continent, and it shall become a problem, beyond the solution
of antiquaries and historical societies, whhat the red man of the forest
[The Arms on the coin of the MEXICAN REPUBLIC, are FREEDOM'S Eagle
destroying the Serpent-Tyranny; and its reverse bears the Cap of LIBERTY,
diffusing its radiance universally.]
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Anti-Texass Legion. Anti-Texass Legion: Protest of some free men, states and presses against the Texass rebellion, against the laws of nature and of nations, book, January 1, 1845; Albany. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth2356/m1/11/: accessed August 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .