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vor of the coastwise slave trade, or to place this nation in the atti
tude of maintaining a " commerce in human beings," are subversive
of the rights and injurious to the feelings and the interests of the free
states; are unauthorized by the constitution, and prejudicial to our
Under the pretence of preventing any Indian disturbances, while
the Texian soldiers and citizens are in the service against the Mexi-
cans, the Secretary of War has put Gen. Taylor in command of a
body of U. S. troops, and sent him to that republic, with discretionary
powers ; and every one who knows how General Gaines managed be.
fore, under similar circumstances, and how such matters were con-
ducted by Gen. Jackson, in Florida, will of course understand, that
this is equivalent to sending an army of 2,000 men, to the aid of
Texas. Under the same pretence before, our army was marched
some 200 miles into Mexican territory, If I remember rightly, and
if necessary, no doubt will be again.-Madison Abolitionist
The late three years' war with England, the most powerful nation
in the world, cost the United States about $90,000,000.
The three years' war in Florida, with a remnant tribe of Seminole
Indians and a few runaway Negroes, has cost us $40,000,000, or
nearly half the whole expense of our war with England! ! !
The war against the miserable Indians and Negroes, was wickedly
commenced, has been ingloriously conducted, and threatens to be in-
There is not, in the history of wars among civilized nations, a
parallel for the wantonness, imbecility and corruption which distin.
guishes this dishonorable, infamous crusade.-Albany Evening
So it appears to be a plan already matured, that troops are to be
conveyed from this country directly into the territory of Mexico,
without setting a foot on the soil of Texas.
Remember, that the original contest with Mexico, was not comrn.
menced for liberty, but for the purpose of introducing slavery into
Texas, and for wresting that territory from Mexico, that it might be
joined to the United States to strengthen the slave power here. And
remember also, that the sympathy manifested for the people of Texas,
and all this violation of neutrality and the laws and usages of na-
tions, is not sympathy for the oppressed, nor for the extension or pre-
servation of liberty, but is sympathy for the oppressor, and these'
plans are carried out for the sake of strengthening the chains of the
slave, and for extending the dominion of slavery.-Genius of Liberty.
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