Texas: the rise, progress, and prospects of the Republic of Texas, Vol.1 Page: 44 of 432
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in the autumn of 1839, and signed " Daniel O'Connell,"
led to a controversy in which, at the risk of
undergoing a considerable infliction of vituperative
language, I succeeded in exposing to the British
public the nature of suggestions calculate dto lead
to a course of mischievous folly. Mr. O'Connell's
letter, a curiosity in its way, pledged him to bring
forward the following motions in the ensuing session
1. That it is the opinion of this house, that Her
Majesty's Ministers ought not to advise Her Majesty
to recognise the independence, as a state, of
the persons located on part of the territories of the
Republic of Mexico, with which Republic we are in
alliance, and who have called themselves the State
of Texas, unless with the assent of the said Republic
of Mexico; and also, unless such alleged State of
Texas shall make the abolition of negro slavery a
fundamental law, and also consent that the slavetrade
shall be deemed and treated as piracy.
" 2. That an address be presented to Her Majesty,
humbly praying that she may be pleased to give
directions to her Ministers to endeavour to make
such an arrangement with the government of
Mexico as would place at their disposal such a portion
of the unoccupied territory of that Republic, on
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Kennedy, William. Texas: the rise, progress, and prospects of the Republic of Texas, Vol.1, book, January 1, 1841; London. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth2389/m1/44/: accessed December 12, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .