Anti-Texass Legion: Protest of some free men, states and presses against the Texass rebellion, against the laws of nature and of nations Page: 50 of 72
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THE FREE AMERICAN.
The success of the slaveholders thus far in disposing of the sub.
ject of petitions and compelling their Northern satellites to lie still,
and be trampled on; the very affectionate and paternal expressions
of the President's message towards our "daughter," republic; the
unveile the certainty that it is
Now or never" with them, and the strong ground of encourage-
ment that they may now succeed, leave no room for doubt that either
by a direct application from Texas to Congress, or by negociation
with Mexico, confidentially, well understood to be agreeable to the
leaders in Texas, there will be a more strenuous and determined ef.
fort than has ever yet been made to secure the annexation of Tex-
as to the United States. The only formal difficulty on our part, to
a negociation with Mexico, to-wit, that we have fully acknowledg-
ed the independence of Texas herself, can never be allowed to stand
in the way of so great an object, especially when the whole thing
is in the hands of slaveholders, and still more when the only party
in interest to object, to-wit, Texas, is actually in favor of the trans-
Although the south has been defeated in her first attempt to an.
nex the stolen and blood stained territory of Texas to this Union,
yet it must not be supposed that she means to give up the project
as hopeless, without making fresh exertions to carry it into effect.
When she put her robber-hand upon Texas, and wrested it from
Mexico, she did not dream of creating an independent slave-holding
country by her side; nor did she anticipate the amount of opposition
that would be called forth on the part of the partially abolitionized
north, against the daring proposition to unite Texas with this coun-
try. She does not mean to be foiled in her purpose, but is unques-
tionably watching for a favorable opportunity, when northern sus-
picion is slumbering, to carry the measure in Congress by the same
device that she procured the acknowledgment of Texan independ.
ence, Hear the Natchez Free Trader on this subject, in a recent
number :-" We have reason to believe, from some advices, that a
new proposition relative to the union of Texas with this country
will be brought forward by a distinguished gentleman, at the next
session of Congress, under very favorable auspices." This warning
is fairly given, and it behoves the non-slaveholding States to be pre-
pared for the conflict. They must never consent to such an an-
nexation on any terms. Sooner let the Union be dashed to pieces.
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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/m1/50/: accessed August 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .