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THE ANTI-TEXASS LEGION.
Injustice may seemingly be done to the large number of
southern men, who are opposed to the iniquitous plot of a few
hot headed leaders. But if the many of good sense and good
character at the South allow themselves to be gagged and hand.
cuffed,'and yoked to the car of a handful of arbitrary tyrants, they
must blame themselves that they deserve censure. Let the con-
science of the South speak freely out, and the Texas plot and
slavery altogether be put away forever.
NEW-YORK TRUE SUN.
We learn from a source which we think entitled to considera-
tion, that the President will recommend in his next Message, the
annexation of Texas to the Union. This question will be the
gravest which has agitated this country for many years. It
will be advocated on the ground of a commercial and political
necessity, and to prevent the farther intrusion of British interests
in the neighborhood of the Gulf of Mexico.
If John Tyler should be mad enough to make any such recom-
mendtion, we hope it will receive no favor at the hands of the
people, and will be crushed in Congress. In connection with
this, we 'ake pleasure in publishing the following resolution,
which was offered by Hon. Truman Smith, of Connecticut, at the
Whig State Convention at Hartford, and which passed by a unani-
mous vote, and the right ground, and presents the consequences and
inconsistencies of fie annexation at a glance, and in a strong light.
CONNECTICUT STATE CONVENTION.
Resolved, That the annexation of the republic of Texas (a
foreign and independent State) to our Union, will be a most pal-
pable and flagrant infraction of the Constitution of the United
States, alike inconsistent with a heathful administration of gov-
ernment and dangerous to our liberties, and must inevitably break
up andi destroy our glorious Union.
NEW-YORK EVENING POST.
This is the true point in the case. All that is said of the proba-
bility of Texas becoming a colony of Great Britain is but a dis.
guise of the real question. Texas can exist as an independent
nation as well as Sweden or Denmark. The desire to prevent
her from taking her own course in regard to the abolition of sla-
very, the desire to perpetuate and extend that great evil, is the
secret spring of the movement in favor of annexing her to the
For our part while we are content that the people of those
states in which slavery exists shall decide for themselves, with-
out our interference, what is to be done with it, believing that
causes are already in gradual operation which will inevitably
bring on its extinction, we shall resist to the uttermost, any mea-
sure which like the admission of Texas into the Union tends to give
ita longerlife within our confederacy or on the continent we inhabit.
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