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have already quoted a few words, will show them to
be as fine territory as the world affords.
To bodies of settlers from the Eastern States, it
would scarcely be more difficult to reach these districts
than tQ remove themselves to Wisconsin or
Iowa. Galveston, or New Orleans, give ready access
to them; New Orleans to the Red River lands,
or Galveston to those in other parts of Texas.
Freight and passage to either of these ports may at
all times be readily obtained in any of the Atlantic
seaports; and once arrived at either, the remainder
of a settler's journey is less arduous than would be
the close of it, if he went wholly by land to a North
Such being the ease of emigration, it does not
seem absurd to hope that a part of the army of settlers
who are leaving their homes this year,-who
will leave their homes for years to come,-will
march into the fertile prairies and woodlands of
Is it too much to hope that they will carry with
them the principles of their first homes ? Is it too
much to ask them to live there, to die there, and to
vote there, freemen; and never to surrender themselves
in bondage to the most corrupting institution
that the world knows ? Surely there is no reason
to fear that if they are surrounded by a large enough
number of persons of their own feelings and sympathies,
they will fall back to the customs which now
unfortunately rule the country where they are to
settle! Such an effort to introduce free labor and
free institutions on the virgin soil of a new republic,
Here’s what’s next.
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Hale, Edward Everett, Sr., 1822-1909. How to Conquer Texas, Before Texas Conquers Us, pamphlet, January 1, 1845; Boston, Massachusetts. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth2357/m1/11/: accessed June 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .