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THE ANTI-TEXASS LEGION.
toriety-travellers have published it to the world-their character
is deservedly disreputable, and in some of its traits will not com-
pare with that of the pirates who thirty years ago infested the
Gulf of Mexico and the West Indies. The emigrants have given
their character to the whole people, and among them all, infamous
is the general rule and respectable the exception. Who will
rank the murderous, thievish clan which infests every town in
Texas, with the quiet and peaceful villagers of the North? Who
will rank men who have no Sabbath and no religion, with the
sober, moral and religious communities in all parts of the North?
Who will rank tyrants who feast on the profits of negro slavery,
with the descendants of those who fought at Bunker's Hill and Ben-
nington? As well rank virtue with vice, truth an( right, with false-
hood and wrong. But their character is too well known to meri-
much description, and this must give way to more important
When done, the deed is irrecoverable; therefore the project
should be crushed now, and Texas, at all hazards, union or ow u,itzio
should be, must be kept out.
XWhatever may be the difference of opinion at the sNorth, in
relation to the means of abolishing slavery-even though they
are thousands who do not profess to be abolitio.nists and are not
active in the abolition cause-yet there are very few' northerners,
who will not (leclare without the least hesitation, that slavery is
a crime and a curse to the country, and that they could wish in
their hearts that it never had no existence. No doubt this is a
declaration that thousantls in the South wouldI be willing to make
were it not against their interest to do so. The North will ne-
ver acknowledge the right of slavery, even for her own interest,
much less for the interest and sole interests of the South, and
although she may not be able to succeed, in etiecting the aboli-
tion of the evil, yet far be it from the Northern States, to do any-
thing to build up and perpetuate the institution.
Yet probably there may be some few northern dough-faces in
the next Congress, who, through private interest and party con-
ceit, may prove themselves insignificant enough to cast their votes
in favor of this miserable spawn of tolitical chica nery. Though
we do not profess to be ranting political abolitionists, yet we do
profess to be an anti-slavery man, anId would give it as our sen-
timent that the northern whig, Tylerite or locofoco who is bars
enough to favor this measure during the next session, or at any
other period while things remain as they now are, deserves to be
kicked out of the North by every cripple in it, and after finding
a refuge in the land of slaves from the just indtignation of injur-
ed cripples-the enslaver blacks, did they know their duty would
volunteer a similar assistance and help on cc the evil tenor of his
way," until he arrives in that far-fanimed land of rogues and ruffians,
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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/m1/66/: accessed August 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .