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THE ANTI-TEXASS LEGION.
there is your Anglo-Saxon race for you! your civilizers of the
world! Texas is just the place for them.
Let me conjure you to read, again, and again, the letter of Jo-
seph Sturge on this subject,-the simple, unexaggerated state-
ments he has made of the blood-guiltiness of these slave-holders
in the United States, as well as in Texas.
Whilst I write, the letter of John Scoble, one of the most
fearless and indefatigable of the friends of humanity, has appeared.
He describes the leading men among the Texians as monsters of
iniquity;' he calls Texians themselves 'characterless villains,'
and what is more he proves in detail that they merit these ap-
pellations. I say, again, these are Mr. Kennedy's Anglo-Saxon
race for you!
I appeal to Christians of all sects and persuasions to rally now
for one great effort more to prevent the sin, the shame, the crime,
the cruelty, the unpronounceable, the incalculable horrors of
another slave holding state. If a bridle can be put in the mouth
of the barbaric Texians, it is the last degree improbable that any
future attempt will be made at a similar organization.
He had been assured by a gentleman who came from that
country, and who was a member of this same profession as
himself, that the whole population, white and colored, did not
exceed 100.000; but he was grieved to learn that not less than
one-fourth of the population, or 25,000 persons were in a state of
slavery. This point led him to the foundation of the question
which he wished to put to his noble friend. There was very lit-
tle, or no slave trade carried on with Texas from Africa direct-
ly; but a large number of slaves were constantly being sent
overland to that country. Although the major part of the land in
Texas was well adapted for white labor, and therefore for free
cultivation, still the people of that country, by some strange in-
fatuation, by some inordinate love of immediate gain, preferred
slave labor to free labor. As all access to the African slave mar-
ket was shut out to them, their market for slaves was the United
States, from whence they obtained a large supply of negro slaves.
The markets from whence they obtained their supply of slaves
were Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia, which States constant-
ly sent their sur?lus slave population, which would otherwise
be a burden to them, to the Texian market.
The abolition of slavery in Texas must put an end to one of the
most execrable crimes-for he could not designate it by the honor-
able name of traffic-that could disgrace a people, namely, the
rearing and breeding of slaves, or the being engaged inthe sale of
our fellow creatures.-Speech in the house of Lords, Aug. 19, 1843.
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