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By the House also resolved, That congress has the constitutional
power to prohibit the slave trade between the several states of this
union, and to make such laws as shall effectually prohibit such trade.
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF OHIO.
Resolved, That in the name and on behalf of the people of Ohio,
we do hereby protest against the annexation of the republic of Texas
to the union of these states, as unjust, inexpedient, and destructive
of the peace, safety, and well-being of the nation; and we do, in the
name and on behalf of the said people solemnly declare that congress
has no power conferred on it by the constitution of the United States,
to consent to such annexation; and that the people of Ohio cannot
be bound by any such covenant, league or arrangement, made be.
tween congress and any foreign state or nation.
To the senate and house of representatives of the United States
of America, in congress assembled.
The memorial of the convention for the formation of an anti-sla-
very society for the state of PENNSYLVANIA, assembled at Harrisburg,
That your memorialists have learned with sorrow and alarm, that
a proposition is at this time before your honorable body, to recognize
the independence of the government assumed to be established by the
insurgents of Texas. Against this measure, your memorialists in be-
half of themselves, of the thousands whom they represent, and of
the principles long cherished by the people of Pennsylvania; in the
name of liberty, justice, and humanity enter their SOLEMN AND
Facts incontrovertible, which have come to the knowledge of your
memorialists, warrant the belief that the insurrection in Texas, has
been aided by citizens of the United States, that its main object, the
grand cause of the movement, as evinced by the sentiments and con-
duct of its advocates, and by the very constitution of their assumed
government, is the establishment of domestic slavery, the re-opening
of an immense slave market-to set up anew the shambles for human
flesh, where the abhorrent traffic had been arrested and abolished by
the legitimate authorities of Mexico-and finally, to annex the terri-
tory to the United States. From a regard to the national honor; for
the character of the age in which we live; by their obligations to
posterity; and above all to the God of justice, your memorialists feel
themselves called upon as Pennsylvanians, the representatives of free-.
men and christians, to offer their strong remonstrance against any
act on the part of the country of which they are citizens, which shall
sanction or recognize a government which owes its origin to the base
and unhallowed purpose of re-establishing slavery upon the soil of
Your memorialists, therefore, respectfully but earnestly entreat
your honorable body, to reject the proposition for the recognition of
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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/m1/46/: accessed April 28, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .