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THE ANTI-TEXASS LEGION
ALBANY EVENING JOURNAL.
We are glad to notice in the Louisville Journmal, the leading
CLAY paper in the West, a strong and eloquent protest against
the proposed annexation of Texas to the United States. The
c; We hope it may never be necessary for us to discuss this ques-
tion; but should the time ever arrive, when, in our opinion, we
may do a public service by discussing it, we shall most certainly
not remain silent--we shall speak out and oppose the annexation
with all the power, energy and perseverance, with which God has
endowed us, believing it to be, next to John Tyler and the re-
pudiation of State debts, the greatest misfortune which could be-
fall this nation."n
ALBANY DAILY ADVERTISER.
Some few years ago, and during the very first session of Con-
gress that followed the expulsion of the Mexican troops from
Texas and the capture of Santa Anna, at the decisive battle of
San Jacinto, a strong effort was made to effect this annexation.
Though that effort was defeated, the object has never been
abandoned, and indications have been multiplying from time to
time, especially, during the last eighteen months, that another
struggle to accomplish that object cannot be far distant. The
address published some months ago, by John Quincy Adams, and
other members of the last Congress, toot the same view, and gave
at considerable length reasons for the conclusion to which they
were led, and abundantly warranted them in sounding their note of
warning to the people on this momentous subject.
We speak of this subject as a c momentous" one, because wo
cannot resist the conviction that annexation would be fraught
with peril to the continuance of our Union.
The Loco party may be destroyed if they support the annexa-
tion. For many of their nicest and best men will not listen to
such a project for one moment. But the mass of the party may be
dragooned in. The chief interest of the coming session of Con-
gress will turn on this question. Every political man with whom
we converse is full of apprehension about the result. And, we
believe, unless abolitionists make the land rock with agitation
on the subject the danger is imminent. Let us say, at once,
"No Texas, or No Union.," Away with all attempts to palter
in this business. It is the death-struggle with the South, and
for Liberty. Circulate other petitions, if you will, and a thou-
sand other topics, all important in their time and place; but let
the most time and effort be spent on this. Let our influential
friends go personally to all the new Congress men, converse with
them, and ask their influenee against this measure, so fraught with
ruin to all we love and valtue in that dear name, "OUR COUNTRY."
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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/m1/64/: accessed October 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .