Anti-Texass Legion: Protest of some free men, states and presses against the Texass rebellion, against the laws of nature and of nations Page: 65 of 72
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We believe a matured and deep-laid plan already exists to ef-
fect this dastardly and disgraceful object. It was warmerd into life,
as has been every venomous viper that has sought to poison the
vitals of our republic, at the South, among negro drivers and
Its concocters depend upon northern votes to carry it through;
encouraged by the past, their hopes are strong and ardent. They
remember the famous Missouri Compromise; when the slavehold-
ing power triumphed over the free spirited North, and dastardly
truciling politicians turned traitors to their constituents, and con-e
sented to, and advocated an act which the people never approved.
But we trust the projectors of the infamous plot to annex Texas
to the American Union will be signally defeated and rebuked
The eyes of the North especially must be opened to the alarming
prospect before them. Before the Rubicon is passed, and Texas
with its ponderous load of guilt and infamy, is annexed irrevo-
cably to the United States, there is time to wake up brave and
generous New-England, at least, to duty.
The act, if accomplished, is to be the climax of a disastrous,
unfortunate administration, and if more is wanting, this will fill
the cup of its iniquity. Whether it can effect its object or not,
time will soon determine. What is Texas? It is a territory filch-
ed from the government of Mexico-taken and occupied by
fraud, dishonesty, and falsehood. Becapse the soil is rich and
valuable, it is no excuse for the robber who steals it, and there
is no defence or excuse for those wvlho have taken and held that
part of the territory of Alexico ca.lled Texas, without the consent
of the Mexican government, and indeed against its expressed de-
sires. The Texan rebellion was one of the most barefaced,
high-handed outrages ever recorded on the page of history, for
which there is no legal or moral justifcation whatever, and has
no semblance to any thing we know of, save South Carolina
Call the Texasses Sons of America? So are the inhabitants of
Botany Bay sons of England, yet who will rank the transported
convicts in New Holland with honest, reputable Englishmen?
And who will rank Texans with the free and intelligent sons of
the New England Puritans? They are em.igrants from the State;
but they are those who made virtue of neccessity, and emigrated
to Texas, rather than expiate guilt on the gallows. or within
the walls of a penitentiary. Horse thieves have emigrated to Tex-
as from the States in large numbers; so have murderers, burglars,
incendiaries, bigamists, embezzlers, seducers,-indeed all erimi-
nals who have had the luck or ingenuity to escape the hands of
justice in the States, have sought an asylum in Texas-that home
of the rogue and land of the slave. If we seek associates for the
sake of decency let us get into good company. The character of
the Texan people is well known-their journals have given no-
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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/m1/65/: accessed August 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .