Proceedings of the Senate and Documents Relative to Texas, from which the Injunction of Secrecy Has Been Removed Page: 89 of 119
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. -8power.iafi nations of the earth, it -eO!d in ao ;aTy diSparage Mesi~
Wjit aM xsico, or any disturbanee of the friendly ra:tin #iiieh exist
b,tWeAn;- th.-t-wo .opntriJe, it cannot permt that G^e ,ent .to con,trta it
, i wc:-rhatever it may be:, towards Texas; bNt Wil tre t her as by the
rigBoriown of her iadepepde.ce the Unite4i States hag,e IQg. siace ,teclared
tltry W.uMdI do, as ettirely independent of MexicQ, The high obligations
ofi .jlic.duty may enforce from the cponsitUthed .ahorites of the United
Ses-a -poliey which the' corse persever ed4in by Mexico will ,hae ma.n.rc!.buted
to produce; and thek Executive, in sucl a contingency, wi1l
with cpfldence throw itjef upon the patrQot'is Qf ithe peopln t.o sustaii
t'hp -.Government in its course of action.
-. [sires of alj iunu. alh elaraecter havr recently ben adopted by i
loxwEan Govern.ent, calculated in no smll degree tp affet the trade ;f
oh ;,atlions with iMexico, and to operate ipji-riowly to tle Ui:ted Stales.
l1l feigners, by a decree of the 23d day of Spte mberand:aftr siP montb$g
f the day of its promulgation, are fobidd .,t carry n the bbni^a0- of
s.,ing by Tetail any goods within the Ceonts f Meso. Agaiinat ;tis
de'eep.ur minister has not failed to remojistrate.
;The tade heretofore carried on by our ejtizens with SaOeta Fe, in wvhic.h
igm.capital was already i.mveted, and xwhice was be ,inga o.f 'daily i.n
casing importance, h-as suddenly been arre$ted by a doer6e of virtual pro'bition
on the part of the Mexican Government. Vhatever may be the
right of Mexico to prohibit any particular eourse of trde to the
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United States. Congress. Senate. Proceedings of the Senate and Documents Relative to Texas, from which the Injunction of Secrecy Has Been Removed, book, 1844; [Washington]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth2363/m1/89/: accessed May 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .