History of Texas: From Its First Settlement in 1685 to Its Annexation to the United States in 1846, Volume 2 Page: 440 of 584
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HISTORY OF TEXAS.
her. There were few men in thle republic who had not at the
moment resolved to banish for ever all affection for her, and
seek among strangers and foreign nations a more congenial
friendship and protection. For the sake of the mother-country
Texas had turned the cold shoulder to Great Britain and France,
and greatly exasperated Mexico; and yet, for all this, to be denounced
by the political orators of the Union as a country of
1" scoundrels, speculators, and adventurers," and have her character
and dignity made the football of factions, was too bad!
Texas felt humbled: not that she had not done her duty, and
acted in good faith with all nations, but because she had been
deceived. She could not cast any blame upon her great friends,
who had so earnestly and sincerely besought her to accept the
propositions of President Tyler; but she did blame those in
high places who withheld their hands to welcome her into the
federal Union; and she rejoiced that their opposition to her
had brought down upon them an avalanche, under which they
General Murphy, the American charge d'affaires in Texas,
announced the result to the latter government in a few words.
"The treaty," said he, " is rejected, and so is my nomination:
the tail went with the hide !"' The feelings and hopes of the
friends of Texas in the United States are fully expressed in
the followring view taken of the matter by General Jackson:
" The rejction of the treaty filled me with regret; but the
effect of this movement brings the subject directly to the attention
of the people; and we shall, in the course of a few months,
be enabled to understand what their verdict will be. There is
every reason now to believe that discussion and reflection are
strengthening the views of the politicians who favor annexation;
and that Mr. Clay, weakened by his position on this sub*
W. S. Murphy to the President of Texas, July 3, 1844.
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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/m1/440/: accessed April 18, 2021), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; .