Anti-Texass Legion: Protest of some free men, states and presses against the Texass rebellion, against the laws of nature and of nations Page: 47 of 72
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the government, assumed to be established by the insurgents of Texas,
as well as all attempts that may be madeto connect it with the United
States, and as in duty bound we will ever pray, and that to the utmost of our
power lawfully exercised, we will resist and call upon others to resist
the introduction of Texas into our republic.
The sympathy which exists in behalf of Texas at the south, looks
to other objects than the mere defence of that country. Texas is de.
sired as an appendage to the strength of the south. They wish it
annexed to the union, that the balance of power may still be found
on the feeble side of' Mason and Dixon's line.' Once let the cry for
succor be rung through the land, and the annexation of Texas, they
imagine, will be as easy as it is desirable. So reasons the south. Let
the north reason otherwise. The Texians are not deserving of aid or
sympathy. The invasion of that country by Santa Anna, is not un-
provoked. It is in a great measure justified, in retaliation for the
Santa Fe expedition, which had for its avowed purpose the subjuga.
tion and pillage of Mexico. The Texians have provoked the assault,
and now they must abide the consequences, unless a fool-hardy and
absurd idea prevails, that we must succor these men, because Texas
affords a refuge for outlaws and desperadoes for the whole continent
of North America.-Phila. Gaz.
There is little reason to believe that the independence of Texas
would have been acknowledged if there had been any previous ap.
prehension, in the minds of the people at large, that such an event
was about to take place. Remonstrance upon remonstrance would
have been poured upon the national legislature. But there was no
effort, because there was no alarm. The message of president Jack.
son, and the speech of Gov. McDuffie, (whatever might have been
intended by those documents,) undoubtedly liad the effect to make the
almost universal impression that no attempt would be made during
the session, to acknowledge the independence of Texas. The im.
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