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THE ANTI-TEXASS LEGIO1T.
ERIN GO B fAG t
Having been the first to call the attention of the English peo-
ple to the horrible prospects of increased inhumanity, and ac-
cumulating crime, which the piratical society called the State of
Texas, holds out, I feel it is my bounden duty again to endeavor
to arouse English sympathy to this interesting subject. It is ne-
cessary to awaken the best feelings of the British nation, in
order to prevent the mischiefs and miseries which must ensue
from the establishment of another slaveholding state. For imy
former exertion I have had my reward ; I have been, as usual,
abused and vilified, and I intend, if possible, to earn more of
the virulence and calumny of the friends of slavery.
The necessity for further exertion is obvious and pressing.
France has recognised these pirates. France, at whose name
humanity has so often had catuse to shudder, seems to be reckless
of all principle, and to calculate only on sonime paltry mercan-
tile gain. France has given its barbaric sanction to the exist-
ence of a comnmunity fraught with so much crime, and pregnant
with so much misery to a large number of our fellow creatures.
The Texians must conquer or abolish slavery, or else restore to
Mexico the territory they have usurped from that state by a sub-
mission to that republic. There is no other alternative. If
prompt steps are taken to counteract the efforts of the Texians,
they will easily be stayed in their career of iniquity. If they are
allowed to swell into any thing like national importance, it Is
scarcely possible to calculate the extent of human misery they
will produce, or the quantity of immortality, sin, and vice,
which their slaveholding system must necessarily cause.
The Texian State! has for some time been recognized by the
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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/m1/61/: accessed September 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .