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THE LEGION OF LIBERTY.
of the laws of our own country, and inconsistent with our interests
and the doctrines we hold of like conduct in others towards us; and
he must therefore in justice to himself, not only decline the appoint.
ment, (to which he had been called by a meeting, held in Savannah,
of friends of that cause,) but refuse to contribute to the object in any
way whatever."-Boston Daily Mail
ARCHIBALD L. LINN.
Recent events have satisfied me that new and serious attempts are
to be made to accomplish the annexation of Texas to this Union.
One of the principal instruments in the scheme is to be found in the
character of the present mission to Mexico, and, as no higher in-
terests can be involved in our foreign intercourse than the political
cousiderations which belong to this mission, I feel it my duty to ad.
vert to them at the earliest opportunity.
Whoever would look back upon the history of our relations with
Mexico in reference to the province of Texas-of the first settle-
ment of that provice-and of the men who and the influences
which produced the revolution there and her separation from Mexico ;
whoever would look back upon the legislation of congress-of the
legislation of several of the states of the union, and upon the opin-
ions and influences of men in all parts of the country; whoever
would trace the whole progress of that revolution fiom its inception
down to the present time, and connect it with the present events and
present condition of that country, would come to the conclusion that
the political difficulties which had heretofore existed between this go.
vernment and Mexico, had reference only to the annexation of Texas
-and that the efforts to attain that object were to be renewed, with
all the moral and political evils which could not fail to accompany it.
Mr. L. then glanced briefly at the history of Texas as a province,
to show that the whole history of diplomacy on this subject, (of which
he said, he had copious notes,) and the whole history of legislation
went to show that the annexation of Texas, (whether successful or
not,) was the desired fruit of the present mission to Mexico. He re-
ferred to the representative history of General Waddy Thompson, as
a member of this house, to show that that gentleman had introduced
a proposition for the recognition of the independence of Texas; that
he had pursued a course which pledged him to that step. And he
(Mr. L.) hesitated not to predict that one of the fruits of this mis-
sion, as now created, would be a renewal of the proposition for the
annexation of Texas to the United States.
Mr. L. passed on to notice the claims of the citizens of the United
States against the government of Mexico, in relation to which a
commission has been in session for some two years past; and expres.
sed the conviction that the grand finale of these claims (if ever set-
tied at all) would be the relinquishment of them on the part of this'
government, either by means of a recognition of the independence
of Texas, or a direct cession of Texas to this government. And it
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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/m1/38/: accessed June 27, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .