History of Texas: From Its First Settlement in 1685 to Its Annexation to the United States in 1846, Volume 2 Page: 439 of 584
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ANNEXATION TREATY REJECTED BY THE SENATE. 431
ter, who had already come out in favor of the annexation policy.
George M. Dallas, of Pennsylvania, having similar views, was
nominated for vice-president. Thenceforth the cry of "Polk,
Dallas, Texas, and Oregon, '" electrified the masses of the Union.
It was the political sirocco, sweeping over the country,
and winding up the public history of proud statesmen and conservative
To return to the proceedings of the Amierican senate. That
body discussed the treaty of annexation until the 8th of June.
It was then rejected by a vote of sixteen to thirty-five. Mr.
Benton was particularly severe upon President Tyler, and declared
that this Texas question had been sprung on the eve of
the Baltimore convention, to give second-rate politicians time
to amend their answers. Yet, beneath all the political bitterness
of that day, there was a strong current which Mr. Tyler;
through wisdom or good fortune, discovered. Hie followed it
up, and, though he had no party to raise him a second time to
the presidency, he had the high honor to connect his name with
one of the most important steps taken by the United States
since their confederation. For this the pen of impartial history
will do him justice.
The receipt of the news of the rejection of the treaty produced
a painful sensation in the public mind in Texas. The
people felt that they had been twice spurned by their natural
parent, and that their heroic sufferings had all been lost upon
* Among other ploceedings of the Baltimore convention of IMay 27, 1844, they
resolved that "the reoceupation of Oregon and the reaunnexation of Texas, at the
earliest practicable period, are great American measures, which this convention
recommends to the cordial support of the democracy of the Union."-- T7 States7man's
Manuital, vol. ii., p. 1426. The word "reannexation" was a grert. favorite
with General Jackson. He used it in his letters. The idea was as old as the
treaty with De Onis. The day after Houston left the convention at Washington
on the Brasos, to take command of the army, he wrote back to Collingsworth
ehairman of the military committee, advising that "Texas be declared a portion
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Yoakum, H. (Henderson K.), 1810-1856. History of Texas: From Its First Settlement in 1685 to Its Annexation to the United States in 1846, Volume 2, book, 1855; New York. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth2386/m1/439/: accessed April 17, 2021), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; .