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a single foreign State thus admitted, might have in its power, by
holding the balance between contending parties, to wrest their own
Government from the hands and control of the People by whom it
was established for their own benefit and self- government. We are
firmly convinced that the free People of these States will look upon
any attempt to introduce the foreign territory of Texas, or any other
foreign territory or nation, into this Union, as a constituent member
or members thereof, as manifesting a willingness to prostrate the
Constitution and dissolve the Union.
Resolved, That his excellency the Governor be requested to for-
ward a copy of the foregoing resolutions to each of our Senators and
Representatives in Congress, and to each of the Executives of the
several States, with a request that the same may be laid before the
respective Legislatures of said States.
A true copy-witness:
HENRY BOWEN, Sec. of State.
LEGISLATURE OF MICHIGAN.
"Whereas propositions have been made for the annexation of Tex-
as to the United States, with a view to its ultinate incorporation in-
to the Union:
", And whereas the extension of this General Government over so
large a country on the Southwest, between which and that of the
original States there is little affinity, and less identity of interests,
would tend, in the opinion of this Legislature, greatly to disturb the
safe and harmonious operations of the Government of the U:nited
States, and put in imminent danger the continuance of this happy
,, Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of
the State of Michioan, That in behalf, and in the name of, the
State of Michigan, this Legislature doth hereby dissent fi'om, and
solemnly protest against, the annexation, for any purpose, to this
Union, of Texas, or any territory or district of country heretofore
constituting a part of the dominions of Spain in America, lying
west or southwest of Louisiana."
TO THE PEOPLE OF THE FREE STATES OF THE
WE, the undersigned, in closing our duties to our constituents and
our country, as members of the 27th Congress, feel bound to call
your attention, very briefly, to the project long entertained by a por-
tion of the people of these United States, still pertinaciously adher.
ed to, and intended soon to be consummated-the annexation of
Texas to the Union.
The open and repaeted enlistment of troops in several States of
this Union in aid of the Texan revolution; the intrusion of an
American army, by order of the President, far into the territory of
the Mexican Government, at a moment critical to the fate of the in.
surgents, un,wr pretence of preventingo Mexican soldiers from fo-
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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/m1/58/: accessed August 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .