Anti-Texass Legion: Protest of some free men, states and presses against the Texass rebellion, against the laws of nature and of nations Page: 62 of 72
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THE ANTI-TEXASS LEGION.
United States, and is now recognized by France! What a con-
temptible thing to be called a nation ? There are, to be sure,
about thirty thousand slaves: and in every slave country, the ra-
tio of slaves to white men must necessarily augment on the side
of slavery. In order to have such a state subsist, the slaves muNt
be much more numerous than the white men; and the free white
man will never consent to labor by the side of the slave. All
the drudgery of labor in such a state must necessarily be perform-
ed by slaves. It is obvious that thus a great and increasing de-
mand for slaves must exist in the Texian territory. This reflec-
tion alone ought to rouse every man possessed of one single spark
of humanity to aid my plan for checking this horrible enormity.
Let a Christian reflect on the pollutions of the slave-breeding
system in the United States, for which the Texians professed to
have preserved a monopoly of their slave market. ' From the
United States alone,' says William Kennedy, ' Texas is to obtain
her slaves., What an encouragement to that hideous and most
wicked industry-the breeding of slaves. The apportioning the
sexes as in our cattle-breeding farms, two males to twelve fe-
males. But it is not possible, in the language of decency, to de-
escribe the horrific nature of this system-a system which has
been unknown until recently, and is unpractised all over the
world, save only on a small scale amongst the rudest and most
degraded barbarians, and, on a greater scale, by the civilized and
proud republicans of some of the states of North America.
The committee of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery So-
ciety, have truly described them thus: " Unprincipled adven-
turers, land jobbers, and slaveholders from the United States,
whose conduct deserves the most indignant rebuke, and must at-
tach lasting dishonor to all who may become implicated in it."
Next let us see how Mr. WARD, the talented member for Shef-
field, well acquainted with the subject, describes them. HIe,
in the Weekly Chronicle, has told the British people this:
": Texas is now tenanted by the wildest and most lawless of races.
The men who have been driven from the civilized portion of the
United States, for their crimes, and have found even Alabama and
AMissouri too hot for them, seek in Texas a more congenial at-
There are your Anglo Saxon race! your British blood! your
civilizers of the world !-men driven from civilization for their
crimes! the wildest and most lawless of races! There is a
gang for you! to be cried up of the Anglo-Saxon breed! the
civilizers, forsooth of the world.
The MIorning Chronicle says: " One of the most horrible
crimes ever committed took place last month in Arkansas, where
some murderers killed Mrs. Wright, the wife of a planter, seve-
ral of her children, one in the cradle, one or two negroes, rob..
bed the house, and burned it to conceal their crime. Three
were taken. It is to be lamented that two or three others en-
gaged in the barbarous act have fled into Texas." Again, I say,
Here’s what’s next.
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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/m1/62/: accessed April 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .