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forts. Good men and true have now to labor in and
on Texas, to avert the dangers of annexation.
Those dangers were manifold. They included
I. The injury inflicted by the measure on the
II. The weakness of the Federal Government,
more dangerous as the extent of territory of the
III. The continuation, through an undefined time,
of slavery, in a region adapted to it as Texas is by
IV. The destruction of the balance of power between
free and slave States, and Atlantic and western
V. The introduction into the Union of an unprincipled
population of adventurers, with all the
privileges of a State of naturalized citizens.
VI. The creation of an enormous State, in time
to become the real Empire State of the country.
Texas, with three hundred and ten thousand square
miles of territory, is admitted as one State, into the
Union. If she remain such, she will prove the Austria
of the confederacy, to overrule all opposition.t
Of these evils, the two first are now past remedy.
They were inflicted, and inflicted for ever, when
Mr. Tyler set his name to the Joint Resolutions.
The other evils, however, all suppose a condition
which it is still in the power of northern men to
* See Appendix A. t See Appendix B.
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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/m1/4/: accessed April 30, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .