Anti-Texass Legion: Protest of some free men, states and presses against the Texass rebellion, against the laws of nature and of nations Page: 4 of 72
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-were studiously concealed from the public view. Influential slave-
holders are contributing money, equipping troops, and marching to
thle scene of conflict. The land speculators are fitting out expeditions
from New York and 'New Orleans, with men, munitions of war, pro-
march seretty miles into the Mexican territory; and to occupy the
military post of Nacogdoches, in case he should judge it expedient in
order to guard against Indian depredations ! And further; he was
likewise authorized to call upon the governors of several of the south.-
western states for an additional number of troops, should he consider it
From the Pernsacolo Gazette.
"About the middle of last month, Gener:l Gaines sent nn officer of the
United States army into Texas to reclaim some deserters. Ile found them
already enlisted in the Texian service to the number of ttoohundred. They still
wore the uniform of our army, but refused, of course, to return. The com-
mander of the Texian forces was applied to, to enforce their return; but his
only reply was, that the soldiers might go, but he had no authority to send
them back. This is a new view of our Texian relations."
The following decrees and ordinances are translated from an official
compilation by authority of the government of MEXICO.
Extract from the Latw of October 14th, 1823.
Article 21. Foreigners who bring slaves with them, shall obey the
Laws established upon the matter, or which shall hereafter be estab-
DECREE OF JULY 13, 1824.
Prohibition of the Commerce and Traffic in Slaves.
The Sovereign General Constituent Congress of the United Mexi
can States has held it ri,ht to decree the following:
1. The commerce and traffic in slaves, proceeding from whatever
power, and under whatever flag, is forever prohibited, within the terri-
tories of the United Mexican States.
2. The slaves, who may be introduced contrary to the tenor of the
preceding article, shall remain free in consequence of treading the
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